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Bryan Cogman
Bryan Cogman
Date of Birth
25 July 1979
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
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Bryan Cogman (born 25 July 1979) is an American scriptwriter, and staff writer for Game of Thrones.


Cogman graduated from Julliard.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

Series creditsEdit

Story editorEdit

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.[4]

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