The executive producer lineup for HBO’s House of the Dragon has undergone another alteration. As the Game of Thrones sequel prepares to enter its second season, Jocelyn Diaz won’t be coming back. According to sources, she had a one-year contract with a second-year option that was not exercised.
The departure comes shortly after series executive producer Miguel Sapochnik left his position after serving as co-showrunner for Season 1. Sapochnik’s replacement, House of the Dragon co-creator and executive producer Ryan Condal took over as showrunner alone for Season 2, continuing to collaborate closely with series co-creator and executive producer George R.R. Martin.
The news that Sara Hess, Diaz, and Vince Gerardis will all serve as executive producers for Season 2 was made public at the same time as Sapochnik announced his resignation as co-showrunner. In light of Condal’s efforts to solidify his crew, that won’t be the case with Diaz, an EP who doesn’t write. Ron Schmidt discreetly left the show a while back; he was also an executive producer for Season 1.
The second season of House of the Dragon has only had one new executive producer thus far. An experienced Game of Thrones director and EP has joined the team. Alan Taylor. The executive producer is still Sapochnik.
The series, which is based on Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin, covers the tale of House Targaryen and is set 172 years before the events of Game of Thrones. Alcock, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans are among the cast members who co-star with Considine.
The fantasy drama House of the Dragon just concluded a noteworthy episode in which Milly Alcock and Emily Carey were replaced by Emma D’Arcy and Olivia Cooke in the roles of Princess Rhaenyra and Alicent Hightower, respectively.
With House of the Dragon, Diaz made her way back to HBO, where she served as vice president of series and development from 2009 to 2011. Before starting to produce for HBO, she was the EVP Original Programming at Epix, which was her most recent executive position. Her employment on House of the Dragon matched Carolyn Strauss’ tenure as EP on Game of Thrones, the former HBO top programming executive, to some extent. Diaz has experience with documentaries and worked as executive producer on the television series America Divided and the documentary Serena.