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Jane Espenson is a writer whose work includes Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel episodes, comics, and prose stories. She acted as well as executive story editor, co-producer, producer, supervising producer, then co-executive producer for the last five seasons of the series.



Espenson wrote or co-wrote twenty-three episodes, beginning with the third-season episode "Band Candy" and ending with Buffy's penultimate episode, "End of Days." She is perhaps best known for the humorous episodes that she has penned, including "Triangle" and "Intervention," but she has also written entirely serious episodes, such as "After Life." Along with Drew Goddard, Espenson co-wrote the seventh-season episode "Conversations with Dead People," for which she won the 2003 Hugo Award for "Best Short Dramatic Presentation."

Along with writing, Espenson also worked as executive story editor on season three of Buffy, co-produced season four, produced season five, was supervising producer for season six, and co-executive producer for season seven.

Having written for Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic series, she returned to the Buffyverse with the seasons Eight and Nine of the comics. She has also written two prose stories for the Tales of the Slayer anthology series.

Other works[]

After her work on Buffy, Espenson wrote and produced episodes of The O.C. and Gilmore Girls, among other series. From 2006–2010, Espenson worked on Battlestar Galactica and many of its supplementary works. Between 2009–2010, she served on Caprica as co-executive, executive producer, and co-showrunner. In 2010, she wrote an episode of Game of Thrones, eventually earning a Writers' Guild Award for her involvement with the show. In 2011, Espenson joined the writing staff for the fourth season of Torchwood. From 2011-2018, Espenson worked as a consulting producer and co-executive producer on Once Upon a Time, and also wrote and directed some of the show's supplementary DVD content as well as helping develop the show's spin-off series. She co-wrote and produced the independent original web series Husbands, and was nominated for a Writers' Guild Award for their work on the series. Espenson also contributed writing to seasons 1 and 3 of the series Jessica Jones.

Buffyverse credits[]

Below is a list of works by Espenson in the Buffyverse:



Buffy the Vampire Slayer



Buffy the Vampire Slayer Classic

Tales of the Slayers

Tales of the Vampires

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Nine

Prose stories[]

Tales of the Slayer



Espenson appears in the following DVD featurettes:

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