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One More Season 2 Writer

We’ve learned this recently, but sat on it for awhile… but it seems the cat is out of the bag, so to speak! Last season, David Benioff & Dan Weiss, Bryan Cogman, George R.R. Martin, and the incomparable Jane Espenson wrote the ten episodes of season 1. Espenson wasn’t able to write for this second season due to her other commitments (including as a producer on Once Upon a Time, which recently had a sly reference to the show in an Espenson-penned script). Some assumed that that meant that the four remaining writers from last season would cover all the episodes…

But not so! In fact, two episodes of this season are written by Vanessa Taylor, who’s an HBO veteran and has extensive producer credits (which may explain why she’s a co-executive producer on this season of the show, joining director Alan Taylor in getting that credit). Among her prior projects? Co-producing HBO’s Tell Me you Love Me and executive producer on the Washingtonienne pilot from 2009, as well as a writer and co-producer on J.J. Abram’s Alias.

As to what episodes she wrote? One wonders….

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