Lucasfilm have announced David Benioff and Daniel Brett “D.B.” Weiss, the executive producers and head writers of Game of Thrones, will write and produce a new series of Star Wars films, separate from the Skywalker Saga or The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson’s planned spin-off trilogy.
“David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today,” said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “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 added, “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.”
Weiss and Benioff have been preoccupied with HBO’s adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire for almost a decade; the eighth and final season will air next year in April 2019. The duo were next planning Confederate, a HBO series set in a world where the Confederacy won the American Civil War. As with Johnson’s planned trilogy, there was no indication given as to when these films will be set. Stay tuned to Multiversity for more updates on the Star Wars series, and let us know in the comments how you feel about a Thrones-ified take on the galaxy, and when it could be set.