Game of Thrones Creators Sign Huge Development Deal With Netflix

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The creators of Game of Thrones creators are leaving the premium cable world behind. 

Per Deadline, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have signed a huge, nine-figure overall deal with Netflix. 

The duo will reportedly mean they will write, produce, and direct projects exclusively for the streamer, with the "water cooler series" similar to Game of Thrones being high on the list. 

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss accept an Award

What does this mean for the Star Wars trilogy of movies the duo have been signed up to work on?

Those movies are still happening, meaning the duo will be working on those first before making projects at Netflix. 

 D.B. Weiss and David Benioff Attend GOT Premiere

“We are thrilled to welcome master storytellers David Benioff and Dan Weiss to Netflix,” chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement.

“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.”

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Benioff and Weiss were with Game of Thrones for all eight seasons. The series became HBO's biggest show, and despite backlash lobbed at the pair, the show went on to score a record 32 Emmy nominations for its final season. 

Writer/producers David Benioff and D. B. Weiss

This came despite a petition to remake Game of Thrones Season 8 with "competent writers" amassing over 1.7 million signatures. 

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While many fans thought the mixed reception to the final season of the epic fantasy series would cast a dark cloud over their careers, the subsequent Emmy nominations seemingly prove that even a sub-par Game of Thrones is better than some of the other stuff on TV. 

Despite the backlash, Benioff and Weiss have yet to speak publicly about the mixed reception and decided to ditch the show's last-ever Comic-Con panel last month. 

D.B. Weiss and David Benioff at GOT Event

HBO is pressing full steam ahead with a prequel of Game of Thrones, and it's possible that other spinoffs could follow. 

Weiss and Benioff were also working on an alt-history drama Confederate at HBO, but the project was put on the backburner when the concept was not well-received. 

Related: Game of Thrones Creators Ditch Comic-Con Panel

It's unclear whether they will still be working on it if HBO decides to develop it. 

D.B Weiss and David Benioff Attend GOT DVD launch

What are your thoughts on this news, Game of Thrones Fanatics?

Would you watch any other projects from the pair?

Hit the comments below. 

Remember you can watch Game of Thrones online right here via TV Fanatic. 

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Game of Thrones Quotes

When it comes to war I fight for Dorne. When it comes to love, I don't choose sides.

Oberyn

Thoros: You still mad at us, boy?
Gendry: You sold me to a witch.
Thoros: A priestess. I'll admit, it is a subtle distinction.
Beric: We're fighting a great war. Wars cost money.
Gendry: I wanted to be one of you. I wanted to join the brotherhood, but you sold me off... like a slave. Do you know what she did to me? She strapped me down in the bed. She stripped me naked.
The Hound: Sounds alright so far.
Gendry: And put leeches on me.
The Hound: Was she naked, too?
Thoros: She needed your blood.
Gendry: Yes, thank you. I know that.
The Hound: Could have been worse.
Gendry: She wanted to kill me. They would have killed me if it wasn't for Davos.
The Hound: But they didn't, did they? So what are you whinging about?
Gendry: I'm not whinging.
The Hound: Your lips are moving and you're complaining about something. That's whinging. This one's been killed six times. You don't hear him whinging about it.