Game of Thrones Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss Sign Major Deal With Netflix

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It has been more than two months since the series finale of Game of Thrones aired, and attention is finally shifting to the next projects from co-showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Earlier this week, news broke that the pair has signed a major deal to produce new TV series and films with Netflix.

According to Deadline, Benioff and Weiss joined with Netflix after a lengthy courting period. Though the exact value of the deal wasn't revealed, Deadline’s sources indicate that it could be worth as much as $300 million for a five-year contract, comparable to Netflix’s exclusive deals with Ryan Murphy and Shonda Rhimes.

"We’ve had a beautiful run with HBO for more than a decade and we’re grateful to everyone there for always making us feel at home," Benioff and Weiss said in an official statement—adding that after “many hours” of conversation with Netflix executives, they had found some kindred spirits in the company's executives.

“We remember the same shots from the same ‘80s movies; we love the same books; we’re excited about the same storytelling possibilities,” they said. “Netflix has built something astounding and unprecedented, and we’re honored they invited us to join them.”

This new deal adds to Benioff and Weiss’s already-packed docket, which includes the duo’s upcoming Star Wars trilogy, a Kurt Cobain film project, and an adaptation of the prison break story, Dirty White Boys. Following these projects, they will work exclusively with Netflix.

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A Diehard Fan of The Office Just Wrote a 24-Episode 10th Season—and You Can Read It Online

The cast of The Office in a scene from the series finale.
The cast of The Office in a scene from the series finale.
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Just like William Shakespeare before him, one fan of The Office has been using his time in quarantine to get a little creative, writing an entire new season of the beloved sitcom.

As Geek Tyrant reports, extreme Dunder Mifflinite Nick Janicki spent his time indoors writing a full, 24-episode 10th season of the series, and it's available for anyone to read online. Just be prepared that it may take a little time, as it's 900 pages long!

Janicki did the beloved sitcom appropriate justice by bringing back all the most crucial characters, including Michael Scott, Dwight Schrute, Pam Beesly, and Jim Halpert. To see exactly what goes down in each episode, and how Janicki's imagined 10th season plays out, you'll have to read it for yourself. The scripts are described as a "reunion season" and each one is currently available to read in PDF form. With titles like "The Dunderal," [PDF] and "Bachelor & Chill," [PDF] it sounds like fans are in for a real treat.

It might not be the long-awaited reunion fans had hoped for, but hey, it's something. As for whether or not the series will ever make like Friends and announce an official reunion, that is really anyone's guess. According to the show's creator Greg Daniels, the ensemble cast might be too big and too busy to all come back together for a new show. Thankfully, however, fans got the next big thing when many of the actors appeared on a recent episode of John Krasinski's Some Good News for a virtual wedding.

[h/t Geek Tyrant]