Game of Thrones: Benioff and Weiss, Game of Thrones Creators, to Write New Star War Series

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Creators of Game of Thrones, will write and produce a new series of “Star Wars” films, Disney announced on Tuesday.

The new series will be separate from the main episodic Skywalker saga that started with “Star Wars: A New Hope” and is slated to wrap up with 2019’s “Star Wars: Episode IX.”

It will also exist independently from a Rian Johnson-helmed series that was announced last year.

“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.”

“Game of Thrones,” the  sprawling fantasy epic, will end its run on HBO in 2019. The show has been a huge hit for the premium cabler and has been praised for blending spectacle and political wrangling.

“Game of Thrones” is adapted from George R.R. Martin’s book series of the same name.”

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