The creators of Game of Thrones are writing a new Star Wars film series
Lucasfilm had already announced that The Last Jedi writer-director Rian Johnson will be creating his own new Star Wars trilogy. Now, the company has turned to the team behind HBO’s Game of Thrones to create another. It was announced today on the Star Wars website that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the showrunners behind HBO’s hit adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire books, will be writing and producing their own series of films.
“David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today,” Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy 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.”