‘Game of Thrones’ showrunners to produce new ‘Star Wars’ film series

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Feeling that one STAR WARS film a year isn’t suiting your current lifestyle needs? Then boy have we got news for you!

LucasFilm has announced that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, creators of the TV version of Game of Thrones, will write and produce a new series of STAR WARS films. These new films will be separate from both the episodic Skywalker saga and the recently-announced trilogy being developed by Rian Johnson, writer-director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

“David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm in a press release. “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.”

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss

“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 added 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.”

The final season of Game of Thrones is said to air in 2019, which is about the same time they run out of Skywalker films. Calling it now: Luke comes back as a Sky-White-Walker. Thank you, folks. We’re he’re all week.