"GoT" Makers Developing New "Star Wars" Films

The two "Game of Thrones" creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have been hired by Disney and Lucasfilm as co-producers and co-authors of a new series of Star Wars films.

"David and Dan are some of the best storytellers of our time", said Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. "Their command of complex characters, profound stories, and rich mythology will break new ground and send 'Star Wars' in a new, exciting direction". The new series is being developed separately from the trilogy for which "The Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson was brought aboard and, according to Lucasfilm, also has nothing to do with the Skywalker saga that J.J. Abrams is working on. No timetable has been given for the work of the successful Bennioff/Weiss duo. "In the summer of 1977, we set out on a journey to a distant galaxy – and it's been keeping our dreams alive ever since," said the two according to the industry magazine "Blickpunkt: Film" in a joint statement. "We are very honoured by this opportunity, but we also have respect for the responsibility and we are already looking forward to starting work after the last season of 'Game of Thrones'."