We wrap up our exclusive chat with Jane Espenson, the hardest working writer in television, with insights into her recent and future projects; how she got to script an episode on HBO’s Game of Thrones, which was “dropped in [her] lap like a beautiful pineapple”; her co-creation of Warehouse 13, revealing that its co-exec producer and former Mutant Enemy alum Drew Z. Greenberg never actually worked with her on the series— although they’re now developing a pilot together for Syfy based on the Brit series Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased). And she hints at a certain famous character she’ll be writing about on ABC’s upcoming Once Upon A Time.
Espenson also explains her preference for television:
I don’t do feature films. I’m approached now and then, ‘Would you look at this property and consider pitching it as a feature?’ Or, ‘We have a feature that needs a rewrite; would you be interested?’ And I always say, ‘Oh, That sounds interesting.’ But then, you read the script and realize, oh no, they really want a big rewrite. This will be months and months and months of working on this project that’s not mine. I’d rather be on TV, where in months and months and months, I can write two-three episodes of a TV show; where I really know that I’m going to get to produce it, I’m going to get to be part of it. I think TV’s better than features.
Check out part three of our chat with Jane below:
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