Game of Thrones creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, have struck an exclusivity deal with Netflix.
This news comes from Variety, who had the opportunity to speak to Netflix and confirm the news directly.
In a statement from the streaming service’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos, he said:
“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.”
Netflix could be an excellent platform for the pair. They have the opportunity to explore their creative visions with the service with a level of freedom. This is assisted by the fact that, according to the article:
“The deal is a multi-year agreement to write, produce and direct new TV series and films exclusively at Netflix.”
How Do They Feel About this Netflix Deal?
The creative duo also released a joint statement on the matter:
“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.”
The statement suggests that they may be in the process of adapting a new book or even an 80’s style movie. Only time will tell as they develop their work for Netflix.
Alongside this, Benioff and Weiss are developing a new Star Wars film for a 2022 release. This is the first of several films in the franchise the pair have signed up to write and produce for Lucasfilm.
Ultimately, it is a rather exciting time as we wait for what the pair will come up with next.
Are you excited about this news? Anything you’d like to see them make? Let us know in the comments!