The creators of HBO’s Game of Thrones will be writing and producing a new series of Star Wars films.
Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss created the fantasy drama series based on George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series for HBO, and the first episode aired on April 17,2011. The final (eighth) season of the smash hit show will air in 2019.
Now they will write and produce new films for the Star Wars universe. No release dates or details on the films were announced, other than assure fans that they will be separate from the Skywalker Saga films, and independent from trilogy of films being developed by Rian Johnson (see “Another 'Star Wars' 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.”
Maybe they’ll bring in Gwendoline Christie to star, since she’s has experience in both GOT (Brienne of Tarth) and Star Wars (Captain Phasma).