“Game Of Thrones” creators David Benioff and DB Weiss have signed a deal with Netflix, to develop, write, and direct TV and film exclusively for Netflix.
According to reports, Netflix won a “three-way bidding war that had recently narrowed from the six major studios to Netflix, Amazon and Disney”.
While the financial details have not been released, some reports suggest it is worth nine-figures.
The exclusivity of the deal meanwhile include an exception for their commitment to an ongoing multi-film deal with Disney for the “Star Wars” franchise.
With “Game of Thrones” Benioff and Weiss have earned 47 Emmy awards and 160 nominations.
And the show is up for a further 32 Emmys next month -despite mixed reviews and some heavy criticism for the 8th and final season.
Netflix will be hoping for the best from the duo, given its current predicament.
It is currently facing lower-than-expected subscriber growth, due to price increases to its subscription plans and poor performance of expensive original shows and films over the past couple of quarters.
It has also lost significant content from major media corporations like Disney and Warner Media, which are working on launching their own streaming services.