Miguel Sapochnik attends HBO Authentic Drama Collection "House Of The Dragon" World Premiere at Academy Museum of Movement Footage on July 27, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.Jon Kopaloff | Wireimage | Getty Photos"House of the Dragon" co-showrunner Miguel Sapochnik is departing the newly launched sequence forward of its second season.The author, director and producer has entered a first-look cope with HBO to develop new tasks and can stay an government producer in the course of "House of the Dragon's" run."It was extremely robust to resolve to maneuver on, however I do know that it's the proper alternative for me, personally and professionally," Sapochnik stated in a press release.Sapochnik directed a number of acclaimed episodes of "Sport of Thrones" previous to becoming a member of "House of the Dragon," together with critically acclaimed and fan favourite episodes like "Hardhome" and "The Battle of the Bastards."Ryan Condal will transition from co-showrunner to sole showrunner. Moreover, Warner Bros. Discovery is bringing in Alan Taylor as a director and government producer for the second season of the present. Taylor directed seven episodes of "Sport of Thrones" beforehand and was nominated for 2 Emmys for his work on the present."Miguel Sapochnik has achieved wonderful work on the primary season of 'House of the Dragon,' establishing its signature appear and feel," HBO stated in a press release. "This sequence merely couldn't have come collectively the way in which it did with out him.""House of the Dragon" is off to a powerful begin for HBO, turning into the largest sequence premiere in HBO's historical past when it debuted two weeks in the past, with almost 10 million viewers tuning in throughout linear and streaming throughout its first evening.The sequence was renewed forward of the launch second episode, which amassed 10.2 million views on Sunday evening."House of the Dragon" tells the story of the Targaryen civil warfare that happened about 200 years earlier than the occasions portrayed in "Sport of Thrones." It's primarily based on George R.R. Martin's novel "Hearth and Blood." In contrast to Martin's different books within the "Track of Ice and Hearth" sequence, this one options an omniscient narrator who paperwork the histories primarily based on collected accounts of occasions.The primary season can have ten episodes.