'Game of Thrones' creators to helm new 'Star Wars' saga

'Game of Thrones' creators to helm new 'Star Wars' saga
Posted at 6:03 PM, Feb 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-06 21:06:52-05

(KGTV) - From King's Landing to distant star systems, the minds behind "Game of Thrones" are heading to a galaxy far, far away.

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, creators of the Emmy-winning HBO show, will helm a new saga of "Star Wars" films, Walt Disney Company announced Tuesday.

"David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today," Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, said. "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."

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The new line of films will occur after director Rian Johnson's trilogy, currently to follow "Star Wars: Episode IX."

Disney does not have a release date set for the Benioff and Weiss films.

"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 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."

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The 8th and final season of "Game of Thrones" is set to air on HBO in 2019. Multiple spin-offs of the show were announced last year,