Netflix streaming service triumphed in the fight for the right to work with Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss. According to sources, the company entered into a $ 200 million deal with screenwriters. Benioff and Weiss will develop new films and series for Netflix.
“We are happy to welcome storytellers David Benioff and Dan Weiss to Netflix. They are a creative force, and with their epic stories they delighted viewers around the world. I’m eager to find out what their imagination will bring to our subscribers, ”said Netflix Content Director Ted Sarandos.
Disney and Amazon also fought for the right to sign a long-term agreement with the authors.
“For over 10 years, we have worked very well with HBO and are grateful to them that they helped us feel at home,” said Benioff and Weiss.
They noted that in conversations with representatives of various Netflix divisions, they recalled the same scenes from 1980s films, books, and their views on the possibilities for new stories coincide.
“Netflix has created something amazing and unprecedented, and it is a great honor for us to invite us to join it,” the authors concluded.
Earlier, fans of Game of Thrones demanded that the final season of the series be re-shot with other competent scriptwriters. The author of the petition believes that the show runners of the series showed themselves helpless without the source, that is, books, and could not write a decent ending for the series. Actors of the Game of Thrones called these demands a manifestation of disrespect for the work of the film crew.
For the script and production of the last episode of Game of Thrones, Benioff and Weiss were nominated for an Emmy 2019 television prize, which also caused dissatisfaction with the audience.
In the near future, the authors will be engaged in a new film in the universe of Star Wars, which will follow the ninth episode of Skywalker. Sunrise". A new film will be released on December 16, 2022.
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Author: Olga Scherbinina