‘House of the Dragon’ Loses Out on a Prolific ‘Game of Thrones’ Director Who Directed ‘Battle of Bastards’ Because of His Wife

‘House of the Dragon’ Loses Out on a Prolific ‘Game of Thrones’ Director Who Directed ‘Battle of Bastards’ Because of His Wife

A new legacy of the legendary fantasy dramas took birth when House of the Dragon made its arrival on the screen. The prequel is set nearly 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, which will reveal the mystery of how Daenerys Targaryen’s bloodline became extinct. The 10-episode season came like a warm-up for viewers to the disaster that is yet to visit this dynasty of dragons.

While the creators are currently busy writing the upcoming massacre on season 2 it seems that there is some drama going on behind the scene also. The series has recently lost prolific showrunner Miguel Sapochnik, who also directed the popular Battle of Bastards episode in Game of Thrones. And if you are wondering why he stepped away from this acclaimed show for his wife we have the answer to it.

Miguel Sapochnik walks away from House of the Dragon for personal reasons

According to Koimoi, the showrunner Miguel Sapochnik is leaving House of the Dragon because the team is not casting his wife in the show. The director’s wife, Alexis Raben, played the role of Queen Alicent’s maid Talya in season 1. Not just that, the report says that he also wanted her to contribute as a producer for season 2. However, both of these proposals were declined due to Raben’s lack of experience

Moreover, the 48-year-old filmmaker released an official statement about his exit from the show. He wrote that this journey had been a great opportunity for him, and he was overjoyed by the audience’s response.

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“It was incredibly tough to decide to move on, but I know that it is the right choice for me, personally and professionally,” explained the Emmy winner. He continued expressing his admiration for Alan Taylor, who will be joining the series in his place.

For the unversed, House of the Dragon is an American fantasy drama developed by George R. R. Martin and Ryan Condal for HBO. The show’s cast includes Paddy Considine, Emma D’Arcy, Milly Alcock, Matt Smith, Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, Rhys Ifans, Olivia Cooke, Emily Carey, Fabien Frankel, Graham McTavish, and Sonoya Mizuno.

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What do you think? Is the exit of Miguel Sapochnik affect season 2, as we have seen how remarkably he shaped the onscreen worlds of fantasy?

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