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D.B. "Dan" Weiss is an American Emmy winning novelist and scriptwriter. His debut novel Lucky Wander Boy attracted favorable reviews on its release in 2002. He has written a number of unproduced film screenplays, including adaptations of the Halo computer game series and of the novel Ender's Game. He is also working on the I Am Legend prequel movie. He is a long-time friend and occasional collaborator of David Benioff.

Benioff asked Weiss to develop the Game of Thrones project with him for HBO. On 16 January 2007, HBO optioned the rights to the books and the two writers began developing the project as a pilot script. The two writers appeared with George R.R. Martin at an appearance on social networking site Second Life on 31 May 2007 to discuss the project with fans. On 9 September 2008, HBO exercised their option to buy the rights and ordered a pilot on 11 November, with Benioff and Weiss appointed as executive producers and showrunners of the project.

On Game of Thrones Weiss works as executive producer, showrunner, and scriptwriter. Together with David Benioff he has written most of the episodes of the series to date. Starting with the third season, he has co-directed episodes with Benioff.[1]

Benioff and Weiss won the Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series 2015 Emmy Award for the Season 5 finale, "Mother's Mercy".[2]

Speaking with Variety in April 2016, Weiss said that his favorite characters are Tyrion Lannister and Samwell Tarly. When asked which character is the most difficult for him to write, Weiss said it was also Tyrion - because he is supposed to be very witty and intelligent, his lines always require more work, because Benioff and Weiss admit they aren't as extremely witty in real life as Tyrion is supposed to be all the time within the story.[3]

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Season 1

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 *

* - co-written with David Benioff

Season 2

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 *

* - co-written with David Benioff

Season 3

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 *

* - co-written with David Benioff

Season 4

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 *

* - co-written with David Benioff

Season 5

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 *
* - co-written with David Benioff

Season 6

Season six credits
The Red Woman * Home Oathbreaker * Book of the Stranger * The Door *
Blood of My Blood The Broken Man No One Battle of the Bastards The Winds of Winter

*- co-written with D.B. Weiss

DirectorEdit

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

* - co-directed with David Benioff

Other creditsEdit

BibliographyEdit

  • Lucky Wander Boy (2002)

ScriptwriterEdit

  • Halo (not made)
  • I Am Legend prequel movie (in development)

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