- “Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are going to create a “Star Wars” film series.
- However, it will be separate from the current Skywalker saga or the trilogy “The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson is developing.
The guys who brought “Game of Thrones” to the small screen are now heading to the big screen with “Star Wars.”
Lucasfilm announced on Tuesday that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the creators behind the TV series adaptation of “Game of Thrones” for HBO, will write and produce a new series of “Star Wars” movies.
On Disney’s earnings call Tuesday, CEO Bob Iger said the company had been talking to the pair “for a long time” about the film series, and that they had been “focused on a point of time in the ‘Star Wars’ mythology.”
It’s unknown how many titles they will do, or when filming will begin, but Lucasfilm made a point to include in its release that what Benioff and Weiss will create will be separate from the current Skywalker saga, and the trilogy of movies “The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson is developing.
“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.”
“Game of Thrones” is currently filming its final season, which will air in 2019. The show has won 38 Primetime Emmys to date.
And don’t worry about the “GOT” faucet being closed after season 8. HBO is developing five prequel spin-off series, which will kick off in 2020 (though not all of them will make it to screen).