New Particulars On “Home of the Dragon” Exit


Additional particulars have emerged relating to Miguel Sapochnik’s abrupt departure from HBO’s “Recreation of Thrones” prequel collection “Home of the Dragon”.

Sapochnik helped create the collection, govt produce and served as co-showrunner on the primary season of the collection, along with his exit introduced across the time the present premiered. On the time, the explanation wasn’t obvious, however Sapochnik was a daily helmer of a number of main episodes of ‘Thrones’ and had spent three years engaged on ‘Dragon’.

Puck News (by way of Indiewire) studies that Sapochnik departed ‘Dragon’ following a ‘protracted standoff’ relating to his spouse Alexis Raben and her involvement as a producer on the present.

Raben was a credited producer on the primary season, together with making appearances in a handful of episodes as Alicent’s lady-in-waiting Talya. Nevertheless, when Sapochnik made the request to incorporate her as a producer on the staff for the second season, HBO is believed to have declined the request resulting from her inexperience.

A mediator was introduced in to resolve the spiralling state of affairs, but it surely didn’t work. Sapochnik caught along with his spouse and left the present – forgoing some huge cash within the course of. On the identical time, he fired his reps on the WME company and joined rival CAA along with his spouse.

Sapochnik’s exit was accompanied by a first-look deal for future initiatives with HBO. “Home of the Dragon” co-creator Ryan Condal now serves as sole showrunner with the assistance of franchise writer and co-creator George R.R. Martin.

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