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Who Is Directing & Writing Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon? All House of the Dragon Showrunners

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Who Is Directing & Writing Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon? All House of the Dragon Showrunners

Who will be writing & directing the much anticipated fantasy prequel series?

With HBO on the cusp of ushering in an entirely new era into the Game of Thrones mythos, fans have been clamoring for every scrap and morsel of information regarding their favorite fantasy universe. Indeed, with its upcoming release on August 21 fast approaching, many of you may be wondering who is directing and writing Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon. Well, you’re in the right place. So, without further ado, let’s get started.

Who is Directing Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon?

While each episode of House of the Dragon will likely be helmed by several different directors, much like the original Game of Thrones series, there are two showrunners who will oversee the overall production of the spin-off project.

Specifically, Martin and Ryan Condal – who co-created the sci-fi drama series, Colony – are billed as House of the Dragon’s co-creators. In addition, Ryan Condal will also serve as one of the series’ showrunner and executive producer.

Miguel Sapochnik – who directed Game of Thrones’ Emmy Award-winning episode, Battle of the Bastards, and five other episodes in the iconic fantasy series – will serve as House of the Dragon’s second showrunner and executive producer. Sapochnik will also direct the show’s pilot episode.

Elsewhere, two other directors are attached to the prequel series: Firstly, Clare Kilner, who directed three episodes of the historical drama The Alienist as well as two episodes of the TV adaptation of Snowpiercer. And secondly, Geeta Patel, an Emmy Award-nominated director who worked on TV shows such as The Magicians, Runaways, and Dead to Me.

Who is Writing Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon?

House of the Dragon’s screenplay is presumably being written by its showrunners Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik who both have backgrounds in screenwriting and storyboarding.

Of course, co-creator George R. R. Martin – who wrote the Game of Thrones novel series – is also heavily involved with House of the Dragon so his writing will also help to shape the world of Westeros in an authentic and meaningful way.

What Book is Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon Based on?

House of the Dragon will primarily be based upon George R. R. Martin’s 2018 novel Fire & Blood, which centers on the history of the Targaryen bloodline.

So, there you have it. We hope this helped to clue you in on who is directing and writing Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon. For more, here’s the latest teaser trailer for you to watch to get you in the fantasy spirit. And as always, feel free to peruse the relevant links below.

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