‘House of the Dragon’: Series Lead Director and Showrunner Won’t Return for Season 2
Miguel Sapochnikprincipal director and showrunner of ‘The Dragon’s House, announced that he will leave the series at the end of the 1st season. The HBO show will now be led only by Ryan Condalwith the creative supervision of the writer George RR Martin and broadcaster executives.
Sapochnik asked for a break after the exhausting process of creating the new series, which took at least three years. The site reiterates that the director remains on good terms with HBO, and should return to the channel with other projects, leaving the doors open. (via Hollywood Reporter)
“I am very proud of what we accomplished in Season 1, and I am ecstatic with the enthusiastic reactions of our audience. It was incredibly difficult to decide to move on, but I know it’s the right choice for me, personally and professionally.” Sapochnik.
please note that Miguel Sapochnik was a veteran of the Westeros universe, having also directed episodes of ‘game of Thrones‘. He is directing the first episode of ‘The Dragon’s House‘, which soon became one of the most viewed of all time in HBO.
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The story is set 200 years before the events of ‘game of Thrones‘ and follows Daenerys’ ancestors as House Targaryen collapses. The plot is based on the novel ‘Fire & Blood’in George RR Martinwho also enters as a creator alongside Ryan J. Condal.
The cast has Olivia Cookewho will play Alicent Hightower, the beautiful daughter of the Hand of the King; Emma D’Arcy will be Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Viserys’ eldest daughter; Matt Smith he will be Prince Daemon Targaryen, younger brother of the King; Paddy Considine it will be King Viserys; Fabien Frankel it will be Ser Criston Cole, member of King Viserys I Targaryen’s guard; Rhys Ifans it will be Otto Hightower, Hand of the King; Steve Toussaint it will be Lord Corlys Velaryon, the Sea Serpent; Eve Best it will be Princess Rhaenys Velaryon; Sonoya Mizuno it will be Mysaria, one of the most trusted (and most unlikely) allies of Prince Daemon Targaryen, heir to the throne; and Graham McTavish on an undisclosed role; and Milly Alcock and Emily Carey will be the young Rhaenyra Targaryen and Alicent Hightower, respectively.
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