Game Of Thrones: After season 8 setback, GOT makers sign $200 Million deal with Netflix

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Published by Amrit Santlani on 10 Aug 2019

After the colossal disappointment which came with the Game of Thrones season 8, the makers finally may have some good news for GOT fans. The way in which season 8 panned out, it came under severe criticism from all fronts due to the way in which some major characters arcs ended particularly how Danny said goodbye.

Now, the good news. According to multiple reports, Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have signed a multi-year film & TV agreement with Netflix.

And this comes after the streaming giant’s bid for the creator’s services competing against Amazon and Disney. The deal came at a hefty price of USD 200 million. Now, Benioff and Weiss will have to say goodbye to HBO and instead create new projects for Netflix.

“We are thrilled to welcome master storytellers David Benioff and Dan Weiss to Netflix. They are a creative force and have delighted audiences worldwide with their epic storytelling. We can’t wait to see what their imaginations will bring to our members,” Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement.

In a joint statement, Benioff and Weiss said, “We’ve had a beautiful run with HBO for more than a decade and we’re grateful to everyone there for always making us feel at home. Over the past few months, we’ve spent many hours talking to Cindy Holland and Peter Friedlander, as well as Ted Sarandos and Scott Stuber.”

Before their agreement with Netflix, the duo is writing a Star Wars trilogy for Disney. The first one out of these is scheduled to be released on Dec 22, 2022. They are also serving as executive producers for Game of Thrones prequel series.

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