Netflix has won the battle for an overall deal with Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the streaming platform has confirmed.
This follows a three-way bidding war that had recently narrowed from the six major studios to Netflix, Amazon and Disney.
The deal is a multi-year agreement to write, produce and direct new TV series and films exclusively at Netflix.
"We are thrilled to welcome master storytellers David Benioff and Dan Weiss to Netflix," said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos in a statement on Wednesday.
"They are a creative force and have delighted audiences worldwide with their epic storytelling. We can't wait to see what their imaginations will bring to our members."
"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," said Benioff and Weiss jointly.
"Over the past few months we've spent many hours talking to Cindy Holland and Peter Friedlander, as well as Ted Sarandos and Scott Stuber.
"We remember the same shots from the same '80s movies; we love the same books; we're excited about the same storytelling possibilities. Netflix has built something astounding and unprecedented, and we're honoured they invited us to join them."
Benioff and Weiss are currently occupied developing an untitled Star Wars movie for Disney that will premiere in theatres in 2022, the first of several new Star Wars films that the creative duo had signed on to write and produce with Disney-owned Lucasfilm.
Australian Associated Press