Let’s put a pin on our feelings about that final season of Game of Thrones.
David Benioff and Dan Weiss, showrunners of the popular series, are moving to Netflix. According to Hollywood Reporter, the creators signed a $200 million multiyear overall film and TV deal with streaming giant 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,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said this week in a statement.
The two are expected to create and develop new programming for the streaming platform. Meanwhile, the pair will remain in their commitment to a present multi-film deal with Disney and the Star Wars franchise.
To think that Benioff and Weiss delivered gripping television for the better part of a decade is a feat few can hope to surpass.
The pair, who apart from acting as showrunners also wrote for the series, had worked for HBO since they pitched the Game of Thrones pilot to the cable network in 2006.
Maybe with new material from D&D, we can forgive them for Season 7? We’ll just have to wait and see.
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