HBO's Game of Thrones is in its eighth and final season this Sunday, but what will the show's makers, D.B. Weiss and David Benioff next? Apart from a new trilogy of Star Wars films for Disney, Weiss and Benioff are reportedly visiting studios right now to search for big "total" deals.
According to Deadline, Weiss and Benioff met six "big media companies". for new "total" deals covering TV, film, and streaming projects they could write, direct, and produce. According to Deadline, the mixture of HBO, Disney, Comcast, Netflix, Amazon and Apple exist.
Of course, Weiss and Benioff are already working with HBO and Disney for Game of Thrones and Star Wars together. This could affect the negotiations. According to the deadline, the two do not want to "make a decision". Given the massive success of Game of Thrones, Weiss and Benioff certainly have bargaining power.
Overall, deals can be very lucrative. For example, comedy legend Michael Schur is being paid $ 25 million a year to stay with NBC, while Gray's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes gets paid $ 1
For Game of Thrones, the final episode will air on HBO this Sunday, May 19th. For more information about the show, see GameSpot's Review and Review of Episode 5 "The Bells."