HBO's Game of Thrones concludes its eighth and final season this Sunday, but what will the creators of the program, D.B. Weiss and David Benioff do it next? In addition to a new trilogy of Star Wars films for Disney, Weiss and Benioff are currently visiting studios in search of great "general" offers.
According to Deadline, Weiss and Benioff have met with up to six "big media companies" for new "general" deals that would cover television, film and broadcast projects. Those who are said to be in the mix are HBO, Disney, Comcast, Netflix, Amazon and Apple, according to Deadline.
Of course, Weiss and Benioff are already associated with HBO and Disney for Game of Thrones and Star Wars, respectively, so that could impact the negotiations. According to Deadline, the duo does not seek to "rush to make a decision." Given the massive success of Game of Thrones, it certainly seems that Weiss and Benioff certainly have bargaining power.
In general, offers can be very lucrative. For example, it is said that comedy legend Michael Schur is paid $ 25 million per year to stay on NBC, while the creator of Gray & # 39; s Anatomy, Shonda Rhimes, is being paid $ 100. million for its general agreement on Netflix.
In addition to the Star Wars series, whose first film will be released in 2022, Weiss and Benioff are working on the controversial HBO Confederate program.
As for Game of Thrones, the final episode airs this Sunday, May 19 on HBO. For more information about the program, you can see the review of GameSpot and the summary of Episode 5, "The Bells."