HBO reportedly turned down Miguel Sapochnik‘s request to hire his wife as a co-producer for the critically acclaimed series House of the Dragon.  

The conflict for succession within House Targaryen is the main topic of the series, which takes place about two centuries before the events of Game of Thrones. 

Season 1 of House of the Dragon ended in October, and season 2 is now being created. 

Before the freshman season of the show had even ended, word spread that Sapochnik, who shared showrunning duties with Ryan Condal.

Sapochnik abruptly left House of the Dragon, per a story from Puck  because of disagreements with HBO executives over his wife, Alexis Raben, who served as the show’s producer.  

He wanted Raben to stay on as a producer for season 2, but the network refused because of Raben’s inexperience. 

To defuse the conflict, a mediator was even called in. Later, Sapochnik left the show, sacked his WME representatives, and moved to CAA with his wife.  

Raben appeared in Season 1 of House of the Dragon as Talya, Queen Alicent’s lady-in-waiting. 

Alan Taylor, a fellow member of the Game of Thrones cast, will now serve as the show’s producer and director.  

The second season of House of the Dragon might begin shortly after Rhaenyra found out about his passing and heavily depict her first feelings.