Exhausted, the showrunner of House of the dragon leaves the direction of the series
While House of the Dragon is a resounding success, showrunner Miguel Sapochnik has announced that he is leaving the ship.
After just two spectacularly successful episodes, director Miguel Sapochnik, showrunner of Dragon House alongside Ryan Condal announced he was leaving the show. As a reminder, the role of the showrunner is one of the most crucial since he must ensure coherence of the program at the level of the different episodes.
The showrunner exhausted by the preparation
Hollywood journalist announced the news on August 31. According to the magazine, the showrunner would have decided to leave his post after dedicating to him three exhausting years of preparation. However, he would have reached an agreement with HBO, thus retaining the status of executive producer until the end of the series.
At the controls of the spin-off of game of throneswe will therefore find Ryan Condal, now sole showrunner of the series. He will continue to work in close collaboration with the living legend (for a long time, we hope) George RR Martin, author of Fire and Blood from which the series is inspired. Hollywood journalist reported the statement of Miguel Sapochnik:
“Working in the world of thrones past few years has been an honor and a privilege, especially spending the past two with the amazing cast and crew of Dragon House. I’m so proud of what we accomplished with the first season and thrilled with the enthusiastic response from our viewers. It was incredibly difficult to decide to move onmore I know it’s the right choice for me, personally and professionally. »
The arrival of a Game of Thrones veteran
Despite this unexpected departure, Dragon House remains in good hands. The production has hired a new collaborator, closely linked to the success of game of thrones. Alan Taylor thus becomes the executive producer of the series and will direct several episodes of the second season.
The latter is known to have directed seven episodes of game of thronesamong which the last two of the first season, whose role was determining for the entry of the series into the legend. Taylor’s work for The Sopranos on HBO also won him an Emmy. Hollywood journalist reported Miguel Sapochnik’s enthusiastic statement about Alan Taylor thus: “I am deeply comforted to know that Alan will join the series. He’s someone I’ve known and respected for a long time, and I think this precious series couldn’t be in better hands. »
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