Jane Espenson writing for Game Of Thrones

Genre favourite writer joins promising HBO fantasy project.

got2.1Jane Espenson will write an episode of upcoming HBO fantasy drama Game Of Thrones, according to the Chicago Tribune. The fan-favourite writer, whose output includes work on shows like Battlestar Galactica, Caprica and Buffy The Vampire Slayer, will write episode six of the elaborate drama, based on the Songs Of Fire And Ice series by George RR Martin.

The first season is expected to start in 2011, and is being executive produced by Troy’s David Benioff and DB Weiss. It was greenlit to series a few weeks ago.

Espenson’s input can only be a good thing – she produced some of the best episodes of Battlestar’s later seasons and steered Caprica to the credible, intriguing creative place it is now. We can’t wait to see what she comes with in Game Of Thrones.

Even her episode of The OC was excellent. Yeah, I said it!

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune