David Benioff (L) and D. B. Weiss will accept the award for Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series for HBO’s “Game of Thrones” in the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California, September 20, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson – TB3EB9L06GQU7
If the creators of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is beginning to close out the current story in the world of westeros, it is already revealed that their next project will take them to a galaxy far, far away. Lucasfilm announced Tuesday that David Benioff and D. B. Weiss to write and produce a new series of films set in the ‘Star Wars’ universe.
Despite the public announcement, the plot of the duo’s upcoming film series is not clear. What is known is that they will be separated from the current Skywalker saga and the recently announced trilogy is being developed by Rain Johnson, who wrote and directed the most recent film, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
“In the summer of 1977 we traveled to a galaxy far, far away, and we have dreamed of it ever since,” Benioff and Weiss said in a joint statement. “We are honored by the opportunity, a little scared by the responsibility, and so excited to get started as soon as the last season of ‘Game of Thrones’ is finished.”
The announcement from Benioff and Weiss’ next project is puzzling given that HBO previously announced that their next project would be a new TV show on the network “Together.” However, it is not surprising that everyone involved with “Together” would want to distance themselves from the project after receiving a huge negative impact for the setting up of a world in which slavery was never abolished after the American civil war.
Since then, the network and the creators have been pretty mum about the project, with unconfirmed rumors circulating that the entire project is submitted for the moment. Now it seems that the “Game of Thrones” creators of pivot to movies after the show wraps its eighth and final season in 2019 instead of another TV project. This leaves the fate of the “Together” in question.
Reps for HBO not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
There is currently no release dates or additional information about the duo’s ‘Star Wars’ – project. However, the news comes at a time that Lucasfilm is expanding the franchise range with movies like “Rogue” and “Solo”, which dropped its first trailer on Monday, working in tandem with the Skywalker Saga, that already two of the three planned installments.