Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss indication first-look handle Netflix

Video game of Thrones developers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have a new home– and no, it’s not Westeros. According to Due date, the Emmy-winning showrunners have actually signed a first-look offer with Netflix following a heated bidding war.

As Deadline notes, the developers had actually been fulfilling with HBO/WarnerMedia, Disney, Comcast, Amazon, and Apple over the previous half-year. Last month, however, they had whittled it down to just Netflix, Amazon, and Disney.

The two addressed their decision in a statement:

“We have actually had a stunning run with HBO for more than a decade and we’re grateful to everyone there for constantly making us feel at home. Over the previous couple of months we’ve invested lots of hours talking with Cindy Holland and Peter Friedlander, in addition to Ted Sarandos and Scott Stuber. We remember the exact same shots from the exact same ’80s motion pictures; we like the same books; we’re thrilled about the same storytelling possibilities. Netflix has built something remarkable and unmatched, and we’re honored they invited us to join them.”

Netflix invested quite a quite penny on the two with verifying that they protected them for $200 million. That puts Benioff and Weiss in the very same echelon as Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy, who likewise signed with Netflix.

“We are enjoyed welcome master writers David Benioff and Dan Weiss to Netflix,” said Netflix Chief Material Officer Ted Sarandos. “They are an imaginative force and have thrilled audiences worldwide with their impressive storytelling. We can’t wait to see what their creativities will bring to our members.”

Sarandos may have to wait. Currently, the two have a number of jobs already lined up, specifically that much-hyped Star Wars trilogy for Disney, a Kurt Cobain-related film for Universal, and a potential adjustment of Dirty White Boys for Fox/Disney.

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Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss sign first-look handle Netflix
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