“Thrones” Duo Set for New “Star Wars” Films

“Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are set to write and produce a new series of “Star Wars” films at Disney Pictures.

The new series will be separate from the main episodic Skywalker saga and the Rian Johnson-helmed series that was announced last year. There’s also no timeline for when these new Benioff and Weiss-penned films will hit theaters.

Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, says in a statement: “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.”

“Game of Thrones,” adapted from George R.R. Martin’s book series, will end its run on HBO in 2019. Benioff and Weiss previously announced that they were developing the series “Confederate” for HBO but that show generated controversy over its plotline and HBO declined to comment on the future of that series.

Source: Variety