'Game of Thrones' Creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss Eyeing Amazon, Disney, Netflix for Overall Deal
The courtship of "Game of Thrones" creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss for a mega overall deal is narrowing down to a few suitors.
The duo has narrowed the field down to Amazon, Disney, and Netflix, according to Variety and Deadline.
The deal would encompass films, television, and other forms of content.
Benioff and Weiss aren't the only high-profile creators looking for a home. J.J. Abrams is also considering homes for an overall deal.
The duo already has a relationship with Disney, as they are developing a "Star Wars" movie slated for 2022.
And both Amazon and Netflix would like to tap into the minds behind the pop culture juggernaut that was "Game of Thrones. Both have big and expensive properties in the works — Amazon has "Lord of the Rings" and Netflix has "Chronicles of Narnia" and "Sandman." Amazon even recently signed a deal with Bryan Cogman, their co-executive producer and writer on "Game of Thrones."
“I think wherever they end up, they’ll be lucky to have them,” HBO programming chief Casey Bloy said recently. “They’re some of the best showrunners I’ve ever worked with, and in this talent marketplace, I think everybody should go and get whatever they can."