Miguel Sapochnik, co-showrunner of Dragon’s House and regular Game of Thrones franchise director, will be leaving Dragon’s House at the end of season 1. Writer and executive producer Ryan Condal will continue to act as host towards season 2 – which the show once did. picked up for last week.
Sapochnik will be replaced in the series by Alan Taylor, who will likely take on a very similar role to Sapochnik, except that he won’t be the showrunner. Instead, Taylor will take on the role of executive producer and director, just as Sapochnik did. And like Sapochnik, Taylor has quite a bit of experience in this universe, having directed several episodes of the original. Game of Thronesconsists of “Beyond the wallAnd the final two chapters of the first season. Taylor has also directed several films, including Thor: Dark World and Genisys Terminatorbut at least his Thrones Pretty good episodes.
Sapochnik will remain an executive producer on the series and has the first deal with HBO on future projects. Along with three episodes of Dragon’s House and classic Game of Thrones episodes like “Hardhome” and “Battle of the Bastards“Sapochnik has also directed films like Finch and Male repo. Sapochnik will leave Dragon’s House after working with the program for nearly three years, helped manage it throughout its development with Condal and author George RR Martin.
Sapochnik’s departure isn’t a particularly big surprise, especially given that most of his time over the past few years has been spent on the Game of Thrones series. In fact, Sapochnik has hesitant at first to officially join the group above Dragon’s House, though helped develop the program. While Condal eventually convinced him to get on board, it appears the arrangement was for a limited time, to get the show off to a good start.