Netflix wins ‘bidding war’ for Game of Thrones creators Benioff and Weiss
New York: Game Of Thrones creators David Benioff and DB Weiss have signed a deal with Netflix, the streaming giant has said. Variety reported that Netflix won a “three-way bidding war that had recently narrowed from the six major studios to Netflix, Amazon and Disney”. Netflix boss Ted Sarandos said he was “thrilled to welcome” the “master storytellers”. Benioff and Weiss added how “grateful” they were to HBO, the US network that broadcast Game of
Thrones. HBO is also going to broadcast the forthcoming Game of Thrones prequel, which will be shown in 2020 at the earliest.
“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,” Benioff and Weiss added.BBC