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Jane Espenson’s Husbands Returns to the Web in August

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In the midst of Comic-Con’s frantic pace, I had the chance to sit down for a one-on-one conversation with the fabulous Jane Espenson about her web series Husbands, and, of course, ABC’s Once Upon a Time. Jane is among the best sci-fi/fantasy TV writers in Hollywood, and has written for some the most beloved and even iconic genre series over the past 15 years. 

Husbands, going into its second season August 15, is a marriage equality romantic comedy. Starring co-creator Brad Bell along with Sean Hemeon and Caprica’s Allesandra Torressani, and directed by Jeff Greenstein (Will and GraceDesperate Housewives), the series is an old-fashioned sitcom in many ways, exporing the challenges and romance of a new marriage, with, shall we say, a bit of a twist. 

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Jane Espenson is probably best know for her work on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, for which she started writing during the third season. Jane has also written for Battlestar Galactica and its short lived sequel series Caprica, Torchwood, Game of Thrones, and most recently Once Upon a Time, for which she has written some of the first season’s most emotionally resonant scripts, including the excellent Skin Deep.

Sunday (at noon, for all of you at Comic-Con), Jane will be doing a Comic-Con panel to talk about her past and future projects, including a new Buffy comic. She will be joined by Brad, Sean and Jeff to talk about the upcoming season.

The Husbands second season will feature guest appearances by Felicia Day, Amber Benson, Tricia Helfer, Emma Caulfield, and more. Jane told me that the regular cast will be joined this season by a sci-fi superstar, to be announced for the first time at Sunday’s panel. 

I also spoke to Jane about the forthcoming season of Once Upon a Time. My video interview about Once will appear in a separate article, posted after I’ve had the opportunity to speak with the Once Upon a Time cast and creative team later today.

I will also be appearing live as a guest this evening on Jeff Roney’s Once Upon a Time podcast to talk about season two and the Once Upon a Time panel, which will happen at Comic-Con later today (Saturday).

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Barbara Barnett is Publisher/Executive Editor of Blogcritics, (blogcritics.org). Her debut novel, called "Anne Rice meets Michael Crichton," The Apothecary's Curse The Apothecary's Curse comes out October 11 from Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books. Her book on the TV series House, M.D., Chasing Zebras is a quintessential guide to the themes, characters and episodes of the hit show. Barnett is an accomplished speaker, an annual favorite at MENSA's HalloWEEM convention, where she has spoken to standing room crowds on subjects as diverse as "The Byronic Hero in Pop Culture," "The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes," "The Hidden History of Science Fiction," and "Our Passion for Disaster (Movies)."