Game of Thrones’ Miguel Sapochnik steps down from House of the Dragon series to take on new HBO projects
Miguel Sapochnik: “Working within the Thrones universe for the past few years has been an honor and a privilege”
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Miguel Sapochnik is stepping down as co-showrunner on the recently launched House of the Dragon series.
However, Miguel is not completely departing from HBO as he is set to take on new projects.
The director, who has won two Primetime Emmy awards, released a statement regarding his departure.
“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,” Miguel said.
“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.
“As I do so, though, 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.
“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 2 and beyond.”
The hit Game of Thrones prequel was renewed for a second season last week.
House of Dragons co-creator Ryan Condal, will now be the series sole showrunner, working closely with co-creator George R.R. Martin.
American director Alan Taylor, who directed Game of Thrones between 2011 and 2017, will take on the role as executive producer for the second series of House of Dragons.