Netflix secures Game of Thrones creators in talent arms race

Joining a roster already home to star name writer-producers Shonda Rhimes, Ryan Murphy and Jenji Kohan, Game of Thrones creators DB Weiss and David Benioff have signed an exclusive talent deal with Netflix. With Amazon and Disney also in the race for their services, their multi-year agreement with the streamer is reported to be worth $200 million (€179 million).

Imagine what that figure could have soared to had they written a decent final season to the fantasy series that made their name.

“Netflix has built something astounding and unprecedented, and we’re honoured they invited us to join them,” the duo said in a statement. The subscription video-on-demand company didn’t reveal any details about what exactly these “master storytellers” will be making for its platform, and indeed subscribers could be waiting some time, as Weiss and Benioff are already contracted to Disney’s Lucasfilm to develop a new Star Wars trilogy.



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