It was widely assumed that outside of Bryan Cogman and George R. R. Martin, no other writers would be working on season two of Game of Thrones and that, as a result, David Benioff & D.B. Weiss would be penning the other eight episodes. Turns out that is not the case. Thanks to a tweet from David & Dan’s assistant Cat Taylor, and later confirmation via Westeros.org, we learn that Vanessa Taylor
will be writing wrote two episodes this season. Not only that but she has joined the writing staff permanently, according to season one writer Jane Espenson, and will be credited as a co-executive producer.
Taylor’s previous writing credits include episodes of Alias, Everwood and Tell Me You Love Me. She also served as a producer on each of those three series.
Winter Is Coming: I’m not familiar with Taylor’s work but I like that they have added a female writer to the staff. I also anticipate she will add a fresh perspective on the story, as opposed to the four guys who have been so close to it the past five (or more) years. Welcome to the crew, Vanessa!