Jane Espenson on recent, future projects, writing for TV over film

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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Simon founded the Whedonverse Network in 2010, an expansion of WhedonAge.com. He has been involved in fandom since launching SaveAngel.org in February 2004.
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