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?
According to the Deadline, Weiss and Benioff have met with as many as six "big media companies" for new "general" deals that would cover TV, film, and streaming projects that they could write, direct, and produce. Of course, Weiss and Benioff are already partners with HBO and Disney for Game of Thrones and Star Wars, respectively. , so that could affect the negotiations. According to the Deadline, the duo is 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, the comedy legend Michael Schur is reportedly being paid $ 25 million a year to stay at NBC, while Gray's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes is being paid $ 1
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As for Game of Thrones, the final episode airs this Sunday, May 19 is HBO. For more on the show, you can check out GameSpot's review and recap of Episode 5, "The Bells."