The show runners behind ‘Game of Thrones’ are traveling from Westeros to a galaxy far, far away with a new series of ‘Star Wars’ films…
Get ready to travel from Westeros to a galaxy far, far away.
‘Game of Thrones’ show runners and co-creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss have inked a deal to produce a new series of ‘Star Wars’ films for Disney and Lucasfilm.
The movies written and produced by Benioff and Weiss will be separate from the original ‘Star Wars’ canon featuring the Skywalker saga and will not interact with a separate series of films being developed by ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ director Rian Johnson.
“David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today,” Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, said in a statement. “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 have been in high demand while wrapping up the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’, which is in production right now and will debut on HBO in 2019.
“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.”
It’s a huge move for Disney and Lucasfilm to score arguably the biggest pair of television show runners in the business considering the success Benioff and Weiss had on ‘Game of Thrones’, which is the most watched series in HBO history.
There’s no time table for when Benioff and Weiss will begin working on the new ‘Star Wars’ films but plans will pick up after they wrap production on the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ later this year.