By Elaine Low
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Netflix has won the battle for an overall deal with “Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the streaming platform confirmed to Variety. This follows a three-way bidding war that had recently narrowed from the six major studios to Netflix, Amazon and Disney.
The deal is a multi-year agreement to write, produce and direct new TV series and films exclusively at Netflix.
Benioff and Weiss are currently occupied developing an untitled “Star Wars” movie for Disney that will premiere in theaters in 2022, the first of several new “Star Wars” films that the creative duo had signed on to write and produce with Disney-owned Lucasfilm.