'Game of Thrones' creators exit upcoming 'Star Wars' films
Weiss, the creators of HBO's "Game of Thrones," are exiting the Star Wars trilogy they had been set to write and produce. "Getting to talk about Star Wars with him and the current Star Wars team was the thrill of a lifetime, and we will always be indebted to the saga that changed everything." Phil Lord and Christopher Miller left the Star Wars spinoff, "Solo: A Star Wars Story," during production. Disney's four Star Wars films have totaled more than $4.8 billion at the box office worldwide since 2015. Star Wars films and a new Star Wars series, "The Mandalorian," will be a part of the service's offerings when it launches on Nov. 12.
'Game of Thrones' David Benioff and D.B. Weiss reportedly no longer working on 'Star Wars' trilogy
David Benioff and D. B. Weiss attend the "Game Of Thrones" season 8 premiere on April 3, 2019 in New York City. "We love Star Wars," Benioff and Weiss said in a joint statement to Deadline. Getting to talk about Star Wars with him and the current Star Wars team was the thrill of a lifetime, and we will always be indebted to the saga that changed everything." It was also recently announced that Marvel's Kevin Feige would also be throwing his hat into the Star Wars ring. "We hope to include them in the journey forward when they are able to step away from their busy schedule to focus on Star Wars."cnbc.com
'GOT' wins final Emmy battle
Peter Dinklage accepts the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series award for "Game of Thrones" onstage during the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on Sept. 17, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. The show went on to win OutstandingHOLLYWOOD, Calif. - 'Game of Thrones' has won its final Emmy battle. The HBO series picked up the best drama Emmy at Sunday's ceremony, capping off its final season with a coveted achievement. "Game of Thrones" is now tied with "Hill Street Blues," "L.A. Law," "The West Wing," and "Mad Men" for most wins in the best drama category. Heading into the night, the drama had 32 total nominations, setting a new record for the most nominations earned in a single year by a drama series.
Netflix just spent $200 million for 'Game of Thrones' creators, but the cost could be greater
Executive Creators and Producers of "Game of Thrones", David Benioff, George R. R. Martin and D.B Weiss attend the "Game Of Thrones" Season 8 NY Premiere on April 3, 2019 in New York City. Jeff Kravitz | FilmMagic, Inc | Getty Images"Game of Thrones" showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are leaving HBO for a $200 million paycheck from rival streaming service Netflix. These costs come as Netflix is expected to report $20.2 billion in revenue in 2019, according to analysts surveyed by Refinitiv. "Either [Benioff and Weiss] are the next Steven Spielberg or they are the next Michael Cimino," Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter said.cnbc.com
HBO's controversial 'Confederate' is likely dead after 'Game of Thrones' creators Benioff and Weiss sign Netflix deal
"Confederate," which would have depicted an alternate universe in which the Confederacy successfully seceded from the Union, is likely dead in the water at HBO now that showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have signed a $200 million deal with Netflix. "Confederate" was initially expected to launch in 2018 or 2019, after Benioff and Weiss were done with "Game of Thrones." However, the project was shelved and this new deal between Benioff, Weiss and Netflix likely wipes it off the books completely. Benioff and Weiss have been in high demand after their success with "Game of Thrones."cnbc.com
"Game of Thrones" showrunners drop out of Comic-Con panel
HBO's "Game of Thrones" nabbed 32 Emmy nominations on Tuesday the highest of any show in a single year. Despite its success, its showrunners have suffered an unprecedented level of criticism, with more than a million fans signing a petition to have new writers redo the eighth and final season. Weiss have canceled their appearance at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, just two days before the show's highly-anticipated panel. The official "Game of Thrones" Twitter account shared the lineup change Wednesday. SDCC was expected to be the showrunners' first public appearance since the show's finale in May.cbsnews.com