Game of Thrones is a big gig for everybody involved, but the ultimate credit goes to none other than the showrunners: David Benioff and Dan Weiss. In the last few years, we have witnessed how the pair has succeeded in adapting such a complex story-line for TV, and revolutionized the whole industry while at it. Brand new information now reveals that the duo will be working on another giant franchise: Star Wars! David Benioff and Dan Weiss will write and produce a new series of Star Wars films. Read on!
The information comes from StarWars.com itself. Apparently the pair are getting a series of Star Wars films for themselves, which is separate from both the main series, and the recently-announced trilogy which will have Rian Johnson at the helm.
David and Dan released a joint statement about the announcement. It said:
“In the summer of 1977 we traveled to a galaxy far, far away, and we’ve been dreaming of it ever since. 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.”
Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm also talked about the announcement:
“David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today. 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.”
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