HBO’s Game of Thrones wraps up its eighth and final season this Sunday, but what will the show’s creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff do next? Apart from a new trilogy of Star Wars films for Disney, Weiss and Benioff are currently visiting studios looking for big “overall” deals.
According to Deadline, Weiss and Benioff have met with as many as six “big media companies” for new “overall” deals that would cover TV, film, and streaming projects. Those said to be in the mix are HBO, Disney, Comcast, Netflix, Amazon, and Apple, according to Deadline.
Of course, Weiss and Benioff are already partnered with HBO and Disney for Game of Thrones and Star Wars, respectively, so that could impact negotiations. According to Deadline, the duo are not looking to “rush into a decision.” Given the massive success of Game of Thrones, it certainly seems like Weiss and Benioff certainly have bargaining power.
Overall deals can be very lucrative. For example, comedy legend Michael Schur is reportedly being paid $25 million per year to stay at NBC, while Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes is being paid $100 million for her overall deal at Netflix.
In addition to the Star Wars series, the first movie of which is scheduled to premiere in 2022, Weiss and Benioff are working on the controversial HBO show Confederate.
As for Game of Thrones, the final episode airs this Sunday, May 19 on HBO. For more on the show, you can check out GameSpot’s review and recap of Episode 5, “The Bells.”