In an announcement from Lucasfilm, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the creators of the uber-popular HBO series Game of Thrones, will be writing and producing a new series of Star Wars films.
Check out the announcement in the video below:
These new films are going to be separate from both the episodic Skywalker saga and the recently-announced trilogy being developed by Rian Johnson, writer-director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
In a statement, Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm said:
“David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today. 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.”