Game of Thrones and Star Wars could be said to have a few things in common such as both being sprawling epics focused on certain families, but now they’ll have a bit more in common.
According to StarWars.com, Game of Thrones showrunners and series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are entering a galaxy far, far away as they will write and produce an entirely new series of Star Wars films. Those films will be completely separate from the Skywalker saga stories and the Rian Johnson developed trilogy of films announced last year.
“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.”
Currently, there is no word on what their series will deal with, whether it will be established or new characters, other than being set within the wide galaxy that has been built over the decades through all the official media.
“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.”
There are no release dates attached to these films, though currently Lucasfilm has been releasing one film in the franchise a year and the current Skywalker trilogy is set to wrap up in 2020. So either Johnson’s or this new series or another anthology film will likely have a film out relatively soon after that.