Bryan Cogman has spent the past ten years of his life immersed in the fictional world of Westeros, first as a writers assistant to the Game of Thrones showrunners and then quickly graduating to a staff writer and producer on the show. (He wrote the most recent episode, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” which is one of our favorite episodes of the series.)
With Game of Thrones coming to an end this season, HBO has been developing prequel and spin-off ideas with A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin and several other writers. Only one of them has been approved at this point, and in a recent interview, Cogman confirms that the Game of Thrones spin-off he was working on is no longer happening. Read More »
For the first several seasons of Game of Thrones, the show made a point to take things slowly in terms of travel, establishing huge distances between its major cities and building the reality of its fantasy world by having characters traverse those distances across long stretches of episodes. But in season 7, it was as if the show mounted an ACME rocket, lit the fuse, and hung on for dear life as it rocketed forward at a breakneck pace.
Now some of the folks involved with creating the show have addressed that increase in speed and defended their choice to pick up the pace. Read their comments below, and learn about if we can expect a similar speediness in the upcoming final season.
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The wait for the final season of HBO’s mega-hit Game of Thrones will continue into next year, but today, we have our first official season 8 photo courtesy of a new Entertainment Weekly cover. Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen share an embrace, while stars Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke and co-executive producer Bryan Cogman share some details about the making of one of the biggest seasons of television in history. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 by Ben Pearson
Update: George R.R. Martin has provided a few more updates about this series on his blog, and you can read the relevant portions at the bottom of this article.
Current Game of Thrones writer and producer Bryan Cogman has a live-action movie adaptation of The Sword in the Stone in the works and a film based on Magic: The Gathering on his plate, but it looks like he’s not finished with the world of ice and fire quite yet. Word has surfaced that Cogman is officially developing a fifth Game of Thrones prequel series for HBO. Read More »
When playing any kind of fantasy role playing game — even a card-based game — the story can be everything. 20th Century Fox agrees. Six months after announcing development of a movie based on the popular card game Magic the Gathering, the project has picked up a writer. He’s Bryan Cogman, and while you might not know the name, you know his work. He’s a producer, story editor and writer on a little show called Game of Thrones. Read More »
This week, Joanna and David chat with Bryan Cogman, a writer and co-producer of Game of Thrones. Cogman wrote this week’s episode, “The Laws of Gods and Men.” We chat with Cogman about crafting scenes that never appeared in the book, which characters are his favorite to write, the tumultuous first season of the show, dealing with zealous Game of Thrones fans, and writing one the most memorable courtroom scenes ever.
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