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'House Of The Dragon' Director And Showrunner Reportedly Quits, Leaving Series

'House Of The Dragon' Director And Showrunner Reportedly Quits, Leaving Series

According to a new report, Miguel Sapochnik will be stepping down, and the series' co-creator, Ryan Condal, will become the sole showrunner.

The Game of Thrones spinoff series, House of the Dragon, has got off to a spectacular start. Right from its premiere, the series gained a super high critic and audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, and just last week, it was confirmed that it’s been renewed for a second season.

Take a look at the trailer for House of the Dragon below.

However, it sounds like the next season could be facing some significant changes. The Hollywood Reporter claims that the series’ director and co-showrunner, Miguel Sapochnik, will be stepping down from the show, with co-creator Ryan Condal set to be the only showrunner. Alan Taylor, who directed a number of episodes of Game of Thrones, will also apparently be joining as an executive producer, and to direct some season two episodes.

“Working within the Thrones universe for the past few years has been an [honour] and a privilege, especially spending the last two with the amazing cast and crew of House of the Dragon,” Sapochnik wrote in a statement (via The Hollywood Reporter). “I am so proud of what we accomplished with season one and overjoyed by the enthusiastic reaction of our viewers. It was incredibly tough to decide to move on, but I know that it is the right choice for me, personally and professionally. 

“As I do so, though, I am deeply comforted to know that Alan will be joining the series,” he continued. “He’s someone I’ve known and respected for a long time, and I believe this precious series could not be in safer hands. I am so glad to remain a part of the HBO and House of the Dragon family and, of course, I wish Ryan and his team success and all the best with season two and beyond.”

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Topics: Game Of Thrones, TV And Film