The Emmy Award-winning creators of “Game of Thrones” have found a new home at Netflix. Deadline reports that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who were being courted by at least six studios, signed an exclusive deal with the streamer.
“Nobody was confirming numbers, but sources tell Deadline the deal is in the 9-figure range like some of the other mega-deals signed by show creators like Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy, each of whom also moved to Netflix,” Deadline reports.
The report adds: “When Deadline revealed that Benioff & Weiss were meeting on the overall deal at a time when ‘Game of Thrones’ was wrapping up its final season of the drama, the duo had met with Netflix as well as HBO/WarnerMedia, Disney, Comcast, Amazon and Apple. By late last month, the field had narrowed to Netflix, Amazon and Disney. Benioff & Weiss spent the past decade at HBO, fully focused on the groundbreaking series based on the George RR Martin novels.”
Deadline quotes Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos saying: “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.”