'Game Of Thrones' Creators Working On Netflix Series 'The Chair' Starring Sandra Oh
When word of David Benioff and D.B. Weiss's first project since Game of Thrones surfaces - the project they also walked away from doing a Star Wars trilogy for - well, you take note.
The Chair, a six half-hour episode series, is the first series to come out of the GoT creators' massive $200 million deal with Netflix, which will see them produce several films and television exclusively for the streaming platform.
Described as a dramedy, The Chair will centre on chair of an English department at a major university...and that's pretty much all we have to go on at the moment.
Upping the ante considerably, it will star Killing Eve's Sandra Oh, who is also serving as an executive producer, as well as Jay Duplass of Transparent and Outside In.
It will be written and executive produced by Amanda Peet (Benioff's wife) with Annie Julia Wyman co-writing the pilot.
But while details are scarce, we have enough to go on to predict this will be an television event - baring in mind this is the deal with Netflix that caused Benioff and Weiss to walk away from Disney's Lucasfilm's Star Wars trilogy, planned for 2022.
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Before that, the creators rescinded their involvement in HBO's Confederate - an alternate history series chronicling the events leading to the Third American Civil War - to sign with Netflix. Confederate has now been shelved by the network.
"We have discussed Confederate for years, originally as a concept for a feature film - But our experience on Thrones has convinced us that no one provides a bigger, better storytelling canvas than HBO," they said in a joint statement.
Weiss and Benioff met at Trinity College in Dublin in 1995 where they were studying Anglo-Irish literature and Irish literature, respectively.
Weiss went on to write Troy (2004) and co-write X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), and the pair reunited to collaborate on Thrones in 2011.
The final season of the mega-series, based on the books by George R. R. Martin. wrapped in 2019.
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