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Huge Netflix Contract Means the Duo Who Created the TV Version of ‘Game of Thrones’ Will Bow Out of Deal Creating a New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy

Oct 28, 2019  •  Post A Comment

“[T]he duo who in 2011 launched the singular screen sensation known as ‘Game of Thrones,’ have walked away from their much-publicized deal with Disney’s Lucasfilm to launch a feature film trilogy in 2022,” reports Geoff Boucher in a scoop for Deadline.

The duo are David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

Boucher writes, “Benioff and Weiss were supposed to usher in the post-Skywalker era of the ‘Star Wars’ brand with a 2022 new-start story that would stake out a new frontier for the era-defining cinema brand created by George Lucas. The Emmy-winning pair cited their historic deal with Netflix [for bowing out of the ‘Star Wars’ deal]. They said their enthusiasm for ‘Star Wars’ remains boundless but, regrettably, their schedule is full up.”

The story adds, “In August, Deadline broke the news that [Benioff and Weiss] had signed a [deal worth up to $300 million] with Netflix….”

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