$200 million deal for Game of Thrones showrunners

Ed Willey

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have signed an exclusive production deal with Netflix for $200 million. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the popular streaming service beat out both Amazon and Disney to snag the pair to produce both TV and Movie content for the platform.

The deal apparently won’t interfere with existing plans for the Star Wars movies the duo are already working on for Disney, with the first movie due 2022.

The news is sure to raise some eyebrows as it’s A LOT of money for a pair whose last work has heavily criticised for being rushed, and not without the odd production error.

This news also means the slightly controversial Confederate series, that they pitched to HBO back in 2017 about a version of America in which the South won the Civil War and slavery persisted, is also dead, possibly for the best for all involved. When the news broke of the pitch and subsequent order to series the backlash was swift, with the pair being criticised for being “two white men” helming a show about slavery.

Even if they start work on content for Netflix alongside the Star Wars project, it’s likely to be a couple of years at least before we see anything from the pair, but the real question is, what will they make?

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