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House Of The Dragon Showrunner Miguel Sapochnik Exits Series

The Game of Thrones veteran will be replaced by the franchise's Alan Taylor, who will executive produce and direct multiple Season 2 episodes.


House of the Dragon co-creator and co-showrunner Miguel Sapochnik will be exiting the Game of Thrones prequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Sapochnik is a Game of Thrones veteran, and will be replaced in a fashion by fellow series veteran Alan Taylor who will step in to executive produce and direct multiple episodes in Season 2.

According to unnamed sources, The Hollywood Reporter indicated that Sapochnik is exiting the show after investing an "exhausting" three years into the prequel series. A statement from Sapochnik in part reads: "Working within the Thrones universe for the past few years has been an honor and a privilege, especially spending the last two with the amazing cast and crew of House of the Dragon. I am so proud of what we accomplished with season 1 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."

House of the Dragon premiered on August 21, and five days later was renewed for Season 2.

Of Taylor's coming aboard, Sapochnik said, "I am deeply comforted to know that Alan will be joining the series. He’s someone I’ve known and respected for a long time, and I believe this precious series could not be in safer hands."

Here at GameSpot, we scored House of the Dragon's first six episodes in Season 1 a 5/10. Reviewer Mason Downey said the show's sets and costumes, as well as the cast, are standout elements worthy of high praise. Our review went on to say, "Strong visuals and capable performances are hardly enough of a selling point for the show as a whole, however."

Although the plot for Season 2 has not yet been revealed, the possibility of further major time jumps has been discussed publicly.

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