Netflix wins the Video game of Thrones with $200m offer for program’s creators
The duo behind Game of Thrones, David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, have actually signed a nine-figure handle Netflix to exclusively write, direct, and develop brand-new TELEVISION series and movies for the streaming platform.
According to Deadline, Benioff and Weiss were being courted by six various studios, with Netflix beating its most significant rivals, Apple, Disney, Amazon, HBO, and Comcast to win the Game of Thrones creators.
The news will likely be a substantial blow to HBO, where Benioff and Weiss invested almost 10 years crafting the trail-blazing fantasy program based upon the books of George R. R. Martin, reaching unprecedented levels of appeal.
Nevertheless, considering that Video game of Thrones concerned a jaw-dropping end in May, it’s been exposed that a Game of Thrones prequel, called Bloodmoon, is concerning our screens in 2020– by means of HBO. The studio won’t be stating goodbye to the franchise, even if the creators are heading on out.
For Netflix, the offer represents a substantial win in the face of mounting competition from platforms like Disney Plus, Apple TELEVISION Plus, and Amazon Prime Video.Netflix Chief Material Officer Ted Sarandos told Deadline that “we are enjoyed welcome master writers David Benioff and Dan Weiss to Netflix”. “They are an innovative force and have delighted
audiences worldwide with their impressive storytelling. We can’t wait to see what their imaginations will give our members.”It might be while prior to we see the fruits of this offer, which cost Netflix$200 million according to The Hollywood Reporter. Benioff and Weiss are working on one of the next Star Wars trilogies, as well as an adjustment of prison-break story Dirty White Boys for Fox/Disney. For their part, the Game of Thrones creators are delighted to begin work with Netflix, informing Due date that, “Netflix has actually constructed something astonishing and unprecedented, and we’re honored they invited us to join them.”Here’s hoping they can recreate the magic formula that made Game of Thrones a cultural phenomenon– if they
can pull it off, they could just blow Netflix’s competition out the water. Via Deadline
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