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Jane Espenson

American television writer and producer

1964   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: University of California, Berkeley, Ames High School
occupation: screenwriter, writer

Jane Espenson (born July 14, 1964) is an American television writer and producer. Espenson has worked on both situation comedies and serial dramas. She had a five-year stint as a writer and producer on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and shared a Hugo Award with Drew Goddard for her writing on the episode "Conversations with Dead People." After her work on Buffy, she wrote and produced episodes of The O.C. and Gilmore Girls among other series. From 2006–2010, Espenson worked on Battlestar Galactica and many of its supplementary works. Between 2009–2010, she served on Caprica, as co-executive and executive producer and co-showrunner. In 2010, she wrote an episode of HBO's Game of Thrones, eventually earning a Writers' Guild Award for her involvement with the show. In 2011 Espenson joined the writing staff for the fourth season of the British television program Torchwood, which aired on BBC One in the United Kingdom and Starz in the United States during mid-2011. From 2011-2018, Espenson worked as a consulting producer and co-executive producer on ABC's series Once Upon a Time, and also wrote and directed some of the show's supplementary DVD content as well as helping develop the show's spin-off series. She co-wrote and produced an independent original web series with co-creator Brad Bell, entitled Husbands. She and Bell were nominated for a Writers' Guild Award for their work on the series. Espenson also contributed writing to seasons 1 and 3 of the Marvel series Jessica Jones. She is an executive producer of the HBO series The Nevers along with creator Joss Whedon and fellow Buffy alum Douglas Petrie. She has also written numerous comic books, edited multiple volumes of essays, and published several short stories.
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comic book based on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series)

author: Jane Espenson


comic based on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel

author: Jane Espenson

Finding Serenity

compilation of essays dealing with the television series Firefly

author: Jane Espenson


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