‘Game of Thrones’ creators sign Netflix deal

“Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss have signed a reported $200 million deal with Netflix.

After closing out “GOT,” the producing pair were courted by Amazon Studios and Disney, but Netflix ultimately won out.

Netflix will have Benioff and Weiss develop both film and TV series projects for its streaming service.

The duo are still slated to work on a new Star Wars trilogy for Disney.

HBO, meanwhile, reportedly passed on attempting to compete with a bidding war for future projects.

The pair, will however, continued to be credited on any future “GOT” prequels that HBO develops, although they have declined from any hands-on development.

A $200 million deal would surpass the $150 million contract “Westworld” creators Lisa Joy and Jonah Nolan signed with Amazon in April.

 

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