Co-showrunner Miguel Sapochnik discusses how the prequel will follow a different route
We continue to get updates about HBO’s House of the Dragon. And this time, the series co-showrunner Miguel Sapochnik gave some insight into the highly anticipated period series. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter about his post apocalyptic Apple movie Finch, the two-time Emmy winner spoke about the series set roughly 200 years before Game of Thrones.
Sapochik was asked how the new series’ look, feel and tone will differ, and he said the makers were very respectful to the original show. He said the story wasn’t broken and they’re not trying to reinvent anything. The new series will have its own tone that will evolve and emerge as the show goes on. But they will still pay respect and homage to the original series as it’s very important to do so. Their task will be to complement it and not reinvent anything. Sapochik was also part of GoT and that turned out to be useful.
He added that they won’t achieve anything overnight and will be lucky if they ever come close to the original. Sapochik has directed multiple episodes of the series and also serves as showrunner along with co-creator Ryan Condal. He had directed episodes like “Battle of the Bastards” and “The Winds of Winter,” both of which were critically acclaimed.
House of the Dragon is all set to premiere sometime in 2022. In the meantime, Sapochik’s biggest big-screen effort Finch is ready to hit theatres. The movie stars Tom Hanks as possibly the last man on Earth, who goes on a cross-country journey with his beloved dog Goodyear, and newly built adroid, Jeff. The post-apocalyptic movie hits theatres and Apple TV+ on November 5.