‘Game Of Thrones’ David Benioff and D.B. Weiss set to write and produce new ‘Star Wars’ trilogy
So I guess we're not going to see that Civil War alternate history drama at HBO after all.
Tuesday afternoon, Disney announced plans for another Star Wars trilogy series to be helmed by Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. The pair will write and produce the films.
The new trilogy will be entirely separate from both the current Skywalker saga wrapping up in 2019's Episode IX and Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson's planned series announced in 2017.
“David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, 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.”
“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 didn't offer any sort of timeline for a first release, but that's not all surprising.
The intriguing wrinkle here will be the feel of the series. Would Disney go out and hire a duo known for explicit sex and violence and ask them to make something PG? I just hope someone takes us back to The Old Republic.