After spending more than a decade at HBO, Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will be moving over to Netflix. According to Deadline, after three months of negotiations from six different studios, Benioff and Weiss have agreed to an exclusive deal with the streaming service.
Benioff and Weiss will have the opportunity to write, produce, and direct new film and television projects. Contract details are unknown at this time. Netflix confirmed the news, and you can find out what Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos had to say about the deal below:
“We are thrilled to welcome master storytellers, David Benioff and Dan Weiss, to Netflix. 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.”
Here is what Benioff and Weiss had to say on their time with HBO and joining Netflix:
“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. 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.”
As Benioff and Weiss make their transition from HBO to Netflix, they have some big projects that they are working on before shifting their full focus to Netflix. They will be creating, writing and producing a trilogy for Star Wars, they co-wrote a Kurt Cobain story for Universal Studios, and will adapt a prison break story called Dirty White Boys for Fox/Disney.
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