Game Of Thrones executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will create a new series of Star Wars films separate from both the ongoing Skywalker saga of the core films and Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson’s planned trilogy of original 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. “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 story details or projected release dates for the films were announced.