Bryan Cogman (born 25 July 1979) is an American scriptwriter, and staff writer for Game of Thrones.
Cogman previously worked on the short-lived series My Own Worst Enemy as a writing assistant and story editor.
Game of ThronesEdit
Cogman worked on the Game of Thrones unaired pilot episode as a writing assistant to David Benioff and D.B. Weiss: he wrote the series bible outlining character and background information for the rest of the cast & crew to consult, and was known as the unofficial "keeper of the mythos" for the show. He also wrote the script for the fourth episode of Season 1.
Cogman also wrote the hour-long series of animated featurettes included in the TV season Blu ray set for Season 1 (narrated by the TV series's starring cast, in-character), known as the "Complete Guide to Westeros". Although Dave Hill took over the writing responsibilities for the new format known as the "Histories & Lore" series, Cogman still oversaw it.
After Season 1 Cogman was promoted to story editor and staff writer, and wrote at least one script every year through Season 5. He was promoted to Co-Producer in Season 4, and a full Producer credit in Season 5.
In June 2014 it was announced that Cogman will also be the scriptwriter for a movie adaptation of the Magic: The Gathering fantasy card-game series.
Executive story editorEdit
|Season one credits|
|Winter is Coming||The Kingsroad||Lord Snow||Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things||The Wolf and the Lion|
|A Golden Crown||You Win or You Die||The Pointy End||Baelor||Fire and Blood|
|Season two credits|
|The North Remembers||The Night Lands||What is Dead May Never Die||Garden of Bones||The Ghost of Harrenhal|
|The Old Gods and the New||A Man Without Honor||The Prince of Winterfell||Blackwater||Valar Morghulis|
|Season three credits|
|Valar Dohaeris||Dark Wings, Dark Words||Walk of Punishment||And Now His Watch is Ended||Kissed by Fire|
|The Climb||The Bear and the Maiden Fair||Second Sons||The Rains of Castamere||Mhysa|
|Season four credits|
|Two Swords||The Lion and the Rose||Breaker of Chains||Oathkeeper||First of His Name|
|The Laws of Gods and Men||Mockingbird||The Mountain and the Viper||The Watchers on the Wall||The Children|
|Season Five credits|
|The Wars to Come||The House of Black and White||High Sparrow||Sons of the Harpy||Kill the Boy|
|Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken||The Gift||Hardhome||The Dance of Dragons||Mother’s Mercy|
- Cogman was in charge of writing HBO's Making Game of Thrones blog for Season 1. In Season 2 responsibility for it was handed over to Cogman's assistant Cat Taylor.
- Cogman wrote the official guidebook for Seasons 1 and 2, Inside HBO's Game of Thrones (2012).
- The sigil next to Cogman's name in the opening credits is actually a vomiting maester - a joke by Benioff and Weiss, referencing how at a certain season wrap party, Cogman had too much to drink and had to throw up.
- Bryan Cogman on Wikipedia
- Bryan Cogman on IMDb
- Bryan Cogman on Twitter
- An interview with Bryan Cogman at Westeros.org.