In news that will undoubtedly piss off a specific corner of the internet, Emmy Award-winning Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have found their new home at streaming giant Netflix.
D&D were reportedly approached by a heap of major studios, but it ultimately came down to the big three – Netflix, Disney, and Amazon.
The streaming service’s See What’s Next account confirmed the deal on Twitter, writing: “David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have signed an overall deal to develop new films and series for Netflix.”
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have signed an overall deal to develop new films and series for Netflix pic.twitter.com/57gLQOSTLE
— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) August 7, 2019
The announcement has already attracted a heap of heat on the socials, probably from the same fans who signed that petition to remake season 8, but this is hardly surprising.
Now according to Deadline and its sources, Netflix threw a 9-figure deal at them… which sounds about right.
“We are thrilled to welcome master storytellers David Benioff and Dan Weiss to Netflix,” Netflix chief content officer 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,” D&D said, adding that they’re keen on getting to work.
“Netflix has built something astounding and unprecedented, and we’re honoured they invited us to join them.”
D&D are currently a tad busy with a new Star Wars project. The news was announced back in February 2018, and will have the creators write and produce a new series of Star Wars flicks. These will be completely separate to the Skywalker saga and the new trilogy.Image: Getty Images / Taylor Hill