The race to make the next Game Of Thrones

Apple, Amazon and Netflix are in a battle for supremacy to make the next global blockbuster. Each has its own strengths but no magic formula for a certain hit.

Much has changed in Hollywood in the eight years since HBO first brought the war between the Starks, the Lannisters and the White Walkers to US television screens.

Today, tech giants including Apple, Netflix and Amazon are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to create what they hope will be the next global hit. So what's the best way to make it happen?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 15, 2019, with the headline 'The race to make the next Game Of Thrones'. Print Edition | Subscribe