It's official: Netflix has locked down "Game of Thrones" creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
After checking out their options, the duo have officially reached an exclusive multi-year deal with Netflix. And it's a big one. Benioff and Weiss signed a nine-figure deal, according to Deadline's sources. Neither party has confirmed the numbers.
Initially, there were several studios vying to make an overall deal with the "Game of Thrones" creators. There were reportedly six in contention at one point, but that number later dropped to three -- Amazon, Disney, and Netflix -- before the latter won out. Needless to say, the streamer is pretty pleased with how things turned out.
"We are thrilled to welcome master storytellers David Benioff and Dan Weiss to Netflix," said Ted Sarandos, the company's chief content officer, 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."
Meanwhile, Benioff and Weiss commented as well, first celebrating the "beautiful run" they had with HBO. They then went on to say, "Netflix has built something astounding and unprecedented, and we're honored they invited us to join them." With Netflix, they'll make both films and TV series.
Before entering the deal, Benioff and Weiss already had some big projects in the pipeline. Among them is the new Star Wars movie they're developing for Disney, which is due out in 2022.