Star Wars is swallowing up the creators of HBO’s Game of Thrones
In an exclusive released by StarWars.com, it was revealed that creators of David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will be moving to a Galaxy far away from us after the conclusion of the award-winning series.
It was announced today that Benioff and Weiss, creators of the smash-hit, Emmy Award-winning television series Game of Thrones, will write and produce a new series of Star Wars films.
These new films will 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.
When asked about the decision to bring on the pair, Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, had this to say:
“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.”
Benioff and Weiss responded in earnest to the announcement and made sure to let us know how much the Star Wars franchise has meant to them:
“In the summer of 1977 we traveled to a galaxy far, far away, and we’ve been dreaming of it ever since. 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. However, the pair will probably start focusing on the new films after the conclusion of HBO’s Game of Thrones later next year.