Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that Game of Thrones creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will be going from “Winterfell to a galaxy, far, far, away.”
The duo will be writing and producing a new series of Star Wars films. These new films will be separate from the Skywalker saga and Rian Johnson’s recently-announced trilogy.
“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 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.”
Update – October 29th, 2019: The Game of Thrones duo have left work on their trilogy of Star Wars films. You can read more here.
Source: Star Wars