Deadline is reporting that former Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have signed a very lucrative deal to move over to streaming behemoth Netflix.
The reportedly 9-figure deal will see them write, produce, and direct new series and films for the streaming service.
Netflix confirmed to the trade it had won the deal but refused to share specific numbers regarding their new contract. Sources for Deadline claim the deal is for five years and worth as much as $300m.
“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,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos.
Benioff and Weiss also shared excitement in joining Netflix.
“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,” the duo said. “We remember the same shots from the same ‘80s movies; we love the same books; we’re excited about the same storytelling possibilities. Netflix has built something astounding and unprecedented, and we’re honored they invited us to join them.”
What could the pair be cooking up next in the wake of Game of Thrones controversial final season?