Game of Thrones is just not a show, it’s a giant cultural phenomenon at this point. The show has been such a huge success, it has made HBO a top player in digital content creation, and everybody else is trying to play catch up. Netflix and Amazon, are doing quite well, but they’ve failed to bring a hit as big as HBO’s Game of Thrones. Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, has apparently now told his employees that he wants them to bring him a hit as big as Thrones itself! Read on!
Speaking to Variety, Amazon Studios chief Roy Price revealed that Jeff Bezos has given new orders to Amazon Studios : ‘Bring me the next Game of Thrones.’ Price explained further :
“I do think ‘Game of Thrones’ is to TV as ‘Jaws’ and ‘Star Wars’ was to the movies of the 1970s. It’ll inspire a lot of people. Everybody wants a big hit and certainly that’s the show of the moment in terms of being a model for a hit. The biggest shows make the biggest difference around the world”
“If you have one of the top five or 10 shows in the marketplace, it means your show is more valuable because it drives conversations and it drive subscriptions. … We’re a mass-market brand. We have a lot of video customers and we need shows that move the needle at a high level.”
It does make sense that anybody in the business would want to make something as big as Game of Thrones, but it doesn’t seem like aping the show is the best way to match it. Game of Thrones had a uniqueness to it that made it so big, and it seems like for that level of success to happen again, the best way would be to not really follow a pattern that already exists. What do you think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!