In February of 2018, Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were officially announced as the writers and producers of a new series of Star Wars movies. Technically, that’s still the only piece of official information from Disney and Lucasfilm about the duo’s involvement in a galaxy far, far away, but now a new report suggests that they may not be writing each entry in that upcoming film series after all. Read More »
Update: THR reports that Benioff and Weiss have signed a $200 million dollar, multi-year deal. Deadline’s initial reports simply said it was a “nine-figure” deal, but this is now one of the biggest TV deals in history.
Second Update, 8/15/19: THR now reports that the deal is for five years and is worth $250 million. Our original story continues below.
High demand in the Peak TV era means that content creators are pulling in hugely lucrative deals like never before. People like Shonda Rhimes, Ryan Murphy, Mike Schur, and Greg Berlanti have all signed massive nine-figure deals recently to produce content for various companies, and now Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are grabbing a piece of that pie as well. The duo has just signed a $100 million+ exclusive deal with Netflix, and you can read the details of that and find out what other projects they have brewing below. Read More »
It’s official: the next Star Wars film following The Rise of Skywalker will come from Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Benioff and Weiss were already announced as being involved with a new Star Wars trilogy outside of the Skywalker Saga, but it wasn’t clear which series would come next – the one from Beniof and Weiss, or the one from Rian Johnson. Now we know.
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