LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 27: VANITY FAIR OUT Miguel Sapochnik attends the HBO Original Drama Series "House Of The Dragon" World Premiere at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on July 27, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/GA/The Hollywood Reporter via Getty Images )
TV - Movies
Why House Of
The Dragon’s
Showrunner Wasn't
Surprised By Miguel
Sapochnik's Exit
Shortly after “House of the Dragons” premiered it was announced that Miguel Sapochnik, one of two showrunners, would be stepping down after the show's first season. This behind-the-scenes shakeup might have been shocking for fans but this major insider says it actually wasn't a huge surprise.
In a recent interview, Sapochnik's co-showrunner Ryan Condal — another "Game of Thrones" vet — said that he actually understood why his right-hand man left the series."It was definitely in Miguel's mind," Condal stated.
"I think at the end, he felt like he had said what he had to say," the showrunner elaborated. "He's a tremendously talented filmmaker, which is obvious from the work that everybody is seeing and will continue to see with episode 5 and 7. I think there's lots of stories that he has left to tell. And honestly, as a fan of his, I'm excited to see where he goes next."