Ready for a new Star Wars trilogy? No, not the recently-announced Rian Johnson trilogy, and not part of the on-going Skywalker Saga. This is a whole new SERIES of Star Wars films and they’re being created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
If that names sound familiar that’s because they are the creators of the smash-hit, Emmy Award-winning television series Game of Thrones. The duo will now be writing and producing a new series of Star Wars films.
“David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “Their command of complex characters, depth of story and richness of mythology will break new ground and boldly push Star Wars in ways I find incredibly exciting.”
“In the summer of 1977 we traveled to a galaxy far, far away, and we’ve been dreaming of it ever since,” Benioff and Weiss said in a joint statement. “We are honored by the opportunity, a little terrified by the responsibility, and so excited to get started as soon as the final season of Game of Thrones is complete.”
No release dates have been set for the new films, and there have (thankfully) been no sightings of White Walkers around Lucasfilm.