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Why Netflix's Metal Lords Screenwriter D.B. Weiss Loved Following Game Of Thrones With A Smaller Passion Project

As just about anyone who lived through the past decade is aware, HBO's Game of Thrones was one of the biggest shows on TV, and its influence will be felt for years to come. (In part within spinoffs like House of the Dragon.) And while co-creator and co-showrunner D.B. Weiss reteamed with David Benioff to develop the upcoming Netflix series The Three-Body Problem, he first took a more modestly budgeted detour into the cross-pollenating worlds of high school and heavy metal fandom for the coming-of-age streaming feature Metal Lords.
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D.B. Weiss and Tom Morello on ‘Metal Lords,’ Metallica, and Which Band They’d See If They Could Go Back in Time

With director Peter Sollet’s Metal Lords now streaming on Netflix, I recently spoke to D.B. Weiss (writer-producer) and Tom Morello (executive music producer) about making the heavy metal high school movie. If you haven’t seen the trailer, Metal Lords is about two friends (Adrian Greensmith and Jaeden Martell) that decide to form a heavy metal band to compete in the Battle of the Bands. Unfortunately, finding a bassist is a struggle, and it’s not until they recruit Isis Hainsworth that they have a chance to win. Like all high school set movies, the film also deals with hormones, parents, fellow students, and teen angst. Metal Lords also stars Noah Urrea, Analesa Fisher, Michelle Fang, Phelan Davis, Brett Gelman, Sufe Bradshaw, and Joe Manganiello.
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Metal Lords: Analesa Fisher On Metal, Fitting In, And Playing D&D With D.B. Weiss [Interview]

The upcoming Netflix film "Metal Lords," written by "Game of Thrones" co-creator D.B. Weiss and executive produced by fellow "GOT" alum David Benioff, will hit the streaming service on April 8, 2022. It's the story of metal fan Hunter (Adrian Greensmith) and his friend Kevin (Jaeden Martell), who start a band named Skullf***er. (If I could put a horns emoji here, I one hundred percent would.) They need a bassist, but instead find cello player Emily (Isis Hainsworth), who joins them for the Battle of the Bands. As a metalhead myself, I cannot recommend this lovely movie highly enough. It was produced by Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, features actors Brett Gelman and Joe Manganiello, and also contains music from "Game of Thrones" composer Ramin Djawadi.

‘Metal Lords’ writer D.B. Weiss, star Jaeden Martell talk heavy metal drumming, screenwriting process, high-school films

“Metal Lords,” a heavy metal coming-of-age dramedy from writer D.B. Weiss (“Game of Thrones”) hits Netflix today, April 8. The music-infused film stars Jaeden Martell (“IT,” “Defending Jacob”), Isis Hainsworth (“Emma.”) and the debut performance of Adrian Greensmith. “Metal Lords” follows three high-schoolers struggling to fit in. As the annual battle of the bands approaches, the trio work through their ups and downs to heal their relationship in time for the performance.

Metal Lords Writer D.B. Weiss Talks Inspirations and Evolutions

The popularity of metal means it can be easy to inject references to specific musical acts into a project to win favor with audiences, but for writer D.B. Weiss, the upcoming Netflix film Metal Lords allowed him the opportunity to craft a love letter to his favorite bands, while also delivering a coming-of-age story about friends coming together over that shared love. While it would be hard for any metal fan to select their favorite bands, recently pressed Weiss to select a dream lineup for a live show that would cater to all of his interests. Metal Lords debuts on Netflix on April 8th.
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David Benioff and D. B. Weiss Projects Coming Soon to Netflix

Shortly after having wrapped Game of Thrones for HBO, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss signed a huge deal with Netflix to produce new projects. A few of them have already been announced and one has already been released. Here’s an updated 2022 guide to everything coming soon to Netflix from David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

Derek Tsang Will Direct Netflix’s ‘Three-Body Problem’ for David Benioff and D.B. Weiss

“Better Days” director Derek Tsang has been tapped to direct and co-executive produce Netflix’s adaptation of “Three-Body-Problem” for David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. The forthcoming series, based on the trilogy from Chinese author Liu Cixin, tells the story of what happens when humanity discovers that we are not alone in the universe. “Game of Thrones” creators Benioff and Weiss will serve as showrunners for the series under their their overall deal with Netflix. Tsang’s romance crime feature, “Better Days,” was nominated for best international feature film at the 93rd Academy Awards, after it won eight awards at the 39th Hong Kong...

Netflix’s Metal Lords: 7 Quick Things We Know About The Heavy Metal Movie From D.B. Weiss

It has been nearly two years since D.B Weiss (and David Benioff) became persona non grata in the eyes of millions of diehard Game of Thrones fans, but the Primetime Emmy Award-winning writer and television producer will soon enter a new area with a smaller, yet extremely vocal fandom. At some point in the near future we'll be able to see Weiss’ Netflix original film, titled Metal Lords, which follows a group of high school students with one love and one love only: heavy metal.

David Benioff, D.B. Weiss to Develop Richard Powers Novel ‘The Overstory’ as Netflix Series

“Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are developing a series adaptation of the Richard Powers novel “The Overstory” at Netflix, Variety has learned. Richard Robbins, whose past TV credits include “12 Monkeys” and “Good Girls Revolt,” wrote the pilot script and serves as executive producer. Benioff and Weiss will executive produce under their sizable Netflix overall deal. Hugh Jackman will also executive produce along with Bernie Caulfield of Benioff and Weiss’s Bighead Littlehead production banner. Powers is set to serve as co-executive producer.