Game of Thrones producers developing new Star Wars film series

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Feb 6, 2018, 3:59 PM EST

Disney announced Tuesday that it is launching an all-new series of Star Wars movies penned and produced by none other than the creators of HBO’s Game of Thrones. The new film series will be jointly led by GoT’s David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, whom Disney’s Kathleen Kennedy described in a statement as “some of the best storytellers working today.”

The film series, according to Disney, will be all new and completely separate from the mainline Skywalker saga of Star Wars films, as well as the Rian Johnson-helmed new Star Wars film cycle the studio announced late in 2017.

The bombshell announcement wasn’t accompanied by any word of a production timeline or a release date. 

“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 released by Disney. “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.”

The creative duo’s “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,” Kennedy added.