‘Game of Thrones’ creators are heading to Netflix
Game of Thrones creators and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have been lured to Netflix, with an exclusive deal rumoured to run to nine figures.
The pair will write, produce and direct new shows and movies for the streaming giant, according to Deadline. They’d reportedly met with basically every big name in the business, including Disney, Amazon, Comcast, Apple, and their former home of HBO/WarnerMedia.
“They are a creative force and have delighted audiences worldwide with their epic storytelling,” Netflix’s Ted Sarandos told Deadline. “We can’t wait to see what their imaginations will bring to our members.”
While other irons in the fire include a Kurt Cobain project for Universal and Fox-Disney’s Dirty White Boys, there’s no word on what form(s) the Netflix content might take, whether they’ll focus on totally original stories or more adaptations, or even when we’ll know what’s in the works.
The Davids, as they’re called by GoT fan communities, already have a couple of projects with Disney, including creating their own Star Wars trilogy. That announcement came in the midst of Thrones‘ final season, and the accompanying controversy over whether the duo had, fairly literally, lost the plot. (That season also scored a record-breaking 32 Emmy nominations, despite the disgruntled fandom.)
So, uh, no pressure, fellas.