33 Facts About Jane Espenson


Jane Espenson was born on July 14,1964 and is an American television writer and producer.


Jane Espenson 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".


From 2011 to 2018, Jane Espenson worked as a consulting producer and co-executive producer on ABC's series Once Upon a Time, and wrote and directed some of the show's supplementary DVD content and helped develop the show's spin-off series.


Jane Espenson co-wrote and produced Husbands, an independent original web series, with co-creator Brad Bell.


Jane Espenson contributed writing to seasons 1 and 3 of the Marvel series Jessica Jones.


Jane Espenson is an executive producer of the HBO series The Nevers along with creator Joss Whedon and fellow Buffy alum Doug Petrie.


Jane Espenson has written numerous comic books, edited multiple volumes of essays, and published several short stories.


Jane Espenson grew up in Ames, Iowa, and graduated from Ames High School.


Jane Espenson studied linguistics as an undergraduate and graduate at University of California, Berkeley.


Jane Espenson worked as a cognitive linguistics research assistant for George Lakoff, who acknowledged her work on the metaphorical understanding of event structure in English and credited her with recognizing the existence of the phenomenon of location-object duality in metaphors pairs.


In 1992 Jane Espenson won a spot in the Disney Writing Fellowship, which led to work on a number of sitcoms, including ABC's comedy Dinosaurs and Touchstone Television's short-lived Monty.


In 1998, Jane Espenson joined Mutant Enemy Productions as executive story editor for the third season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


Jane Espenson took up the role of supervising producer in the sixth season and was promoted once more to co-executive producer in the final season.


Jane Espenson and Drew Goddard co-wrote the seventh-season episode "Conversations with Dead People," for which they won the Hugo Award for Best Short Dramatic Presentation in 2003.


Jane Espenson is credited as the writer or co-writer of the following Buffy episodes:.


Jane Espenson joined the crew of Sci Fi's Battlestar Galactica just after Battlestar Galactica: Razor, BSG's first television movie, was conceived.


Jane Espenson later gave up showrunning duties to focus more on writing.


Jane Espenson later confirmed that she would be writing episodes 3,5,7 and co-writing episode 8 and episode 10.


In 2011 Jane Espenson co-wrote and produced her first independent web series with partner Brad Bell.


In May 2011, Jane Espenson was brought on to the ABC fantasy series Once Upon a Time, as a writer and consulting producer.


Jane Espenson stayed with the show for its entire seven-year run, and became a co-executive producer on the project.


Jane Espenson was involved in creation and writing of the spin-off series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.


In 2011, working as a freelancer, Jane Espenson wrote episode 6 of season 1 of Game of Thrones, titled "A Golden Crown".


In 2015, during the hiatus between seasons of Once Upon a Time, Jane Espenson consulted on the series Jessica Jones, earning a "thanks to" in the credits.


In 2018, Jane Espenson joined the HBO series The Nevers, as a writer and executive producer.


Jane Espenson has written episodes for several other television shows, including episode 4.17 of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and one episode of Firefly.


Jane Espenson is the editor of the book Finding Serenity: Anti-Heroes, Lost Shepherds and Space Hookers in Joss Whedon's Firefly, a collection of non-fiction essays on the short-lived television show Firefly.


Jane Espenson edited the follow-up collection Serenity Found: More Unauthorized Essays on Joss Whedon's Firefly Universe Jane Espenson is the editor of Inside Joss' Dollhouse: From Alpha to Rossum, a similar collection of essays about Dollhouse.


In 2016, Jane Espenson served on the MoPOP committee to select inductees into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.


Jane Espenson has written for three of the 101 Best Television Series as determined by the Writers Guild of America: Battlestar Galactica, Game of Thrones and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


Jane Espenson has been a guest on The Sound of Young America, with Jesse Thorn.


Jane Espenson has guested on the Gilmore Guys podcast and on the Slayerfest podcast, about Gilmore Girls and Buffy respectively.


Jane Espenson appears in the documentary interview series James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction and Showrunners.