As the streaming wars only continue to escalate, Netflix is betting big on established names. Already securing high profile producers like Ryan Murphy, Shonda Rhimes, and Kenya Barris, Netflix has just added Game of Thrones show-runners David Benioff and Dan Weiss to the fold.
The duo have secured a multiyear film and TV deal to bring projects to the streaming platform for a reported $200 million. Yet, it may take a while before we see any of those projects on Netflix, as Benioff and Weiss are committed to writing a Star Wars trilogy for Disney with the first film scheduled for Dec. 16, 2022. Disney, along with Amazon were suitors for the pair before Netflix ultimately won out.
No matter what you may have thought about the final season of Game of Thrones, or the series as a whole it is no denying the show was a huge success. It may be a very long time before another series is able to reach the heights it achieved both critically and commercially. Being instrumental in that production, it’s not surprising Benioff and Weiss were able to score a mega-deal.
It will be practically impossible to follow up the success of GOT, but I’m curious what future projects they produce going forward. Thank goodness it won’t be Confederate as that project is now dead.