‘Game Of Thrones’ Creators David Benioff And D.B. Weiss To Write, Produce Next ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy

Some very exciting news just came out about the future of Star Wars. The next Star Wars trilogy will be written and produced by the two men who brought Game of Thrones to TV and helped make it the gigantic hit that it is today. On Tuesday, Disney announced Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss would be at the helm for the next Star Wars trilogy.

“David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today,” Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, 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.” The next three Star Wars movies will be separate from the original Skywalker saga that began with Star Wars: A New Hope and will be concluded with Star Wars: Episode IX that is scheduled to hit theaters in 2019.

“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.” Disney did not give a timeframe for the first installment of the upcoming trilogy. Earlier today, we learned that Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik will work on Amazon’s upcoming Conan the Barbarian TV show.

Benioff and Weiss are currently working on the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, which will arrive sometime in 2019. Benioff and Weiss are expected to develop another TV series for HBO called Confederate, which imagines an alternate history after the American Civil War and slavery remains legal in some areas of the country. We have many years before we’ll get to see how the creators of Game of Thrones will put their incredible touch on the greatest sci-fi franchise in history, so these videos will have to do for now.