Game of Thrones Creators Leave HBO for a Big Netflix Deal

Posted by: Dex E.
8 August 2019 11:08:38 am


After making the epic Game of Thrones fantasy series for HBO, creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are leaving for a new production home. They have officially signed an exclusive big deal with Netflix where they will be producing, writing and directing new film and TV shows.


“We are thrilled to welcome master storytellers David Benioff and Dan Weiss to Netflix." Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos said in a statement. "They are a creative force and have delighted audiences worldwide with their epic storytelling. We can’t wait to see what their imaginations will bring to our members.”


We’ve had a beautiful run with HBO for more than a decade and we’re grateful to everyone there for always making us feel at home." Benioff and Weiss added. "Over the past few months we’ve spent many hours talking to Cindy Holland and Peter Friedlander, as well as Ted Sarandos and Scott Stuber. We remember the same shots from the same ‘80s movies; we love the same books; we’re excited about the same storytelling possibilities. Netflix has built something astounding and unprecedented, and we’re honored they invited us to join them.”


Accoding to reports, Benioff and Weiss were negotiating for as high as $200 million for them to beat Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy Amazon's $150 million deal. Sources claims that the new deal is in "9-figure range", which isn't bad pay day, similarly to the deals of Ryan Murphy and Shonda Rhimes.


Benioff and Weiss still have projects to make outside Netflix, Disney exec Bob Iger confirmed that the Star Wars film will be the first one we see after The Rise of Skywalker and it will be released on December 16, 2022.


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