|Born||July 25, 1979|
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Education||Juilliard School (BFA)|
|Occupation||Television writer, television producer|
After graduating from Juilliard, "spent the next decade working on his acting career, with little to show for it". Unable to get consistent work as an actor, he sold printer cartridges on the side to pay rent.
Bryan Cogman eventually became a writer for HBO's Game of Thrones. His wife was working as a nanny for David Benioff, at the same time that Cogman was working on a pilot pitch script (for a project that never materialized). Benioff agreed to read over Cogman's script, and was impressed enough that he hired him as a personal assistant. Benioff began working with Cogman and got him a job as a writer's assistant on NBC's My Own Worst Enemy. The show only lasted nine episodes, but the same day it was cancelled, HBO officially picked up Game of Thrones with David Benioff as co-showrunner. Benioff hired Cogman as his personal assistant, copy-editing scripts in the first season, but then abruptly promoted him to be the official writer for the fourth episode. Cogman remained a staff writer for the rest of the show's run.
Cogman gave an interview with ThinkProgress in 2012.
In 2015, it was announced he would pen the live-action remake of The Sword in the Stone for Disney.
In September 2017, Cogman was announced as a creator of a developing fifth Game of Thrones prequel series. In April 2019, Cogman confirmed that this potential series would not be moving forward.
In May 2019, George R. R. Martin mentioned on his blog that Cogman would be helping Amazon Video with their new The Lord of the Rings series. More recently, he signed a deal with Entertainment One.
|TBA||The Sword in the Stone||Yes||Yes||Upcoming Disney+|
|2011–2019||Game of Thrones||Yes||Yes||Yes||Wrote: 11 episodes|
Dragonstone waiter (uncredited cameo in "The Lion and the Rose")
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series (2015–2016, 2018–2019)
Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form (2012)
Producers Guild of America Award for Best Episodic Drama (2015)
Nominated—Writers Guild of America Award for Dramatic Series (2011–2012, 2014–2016)
Nominated—Producers Guild of America Award for Best Episodic Drama (2016, 2018)
Nominated—Writers Guild of America Award for Dramatic Series (2017)
|2022||The Lord of the Rings||Yes||Yes||No||Consulting producer|
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