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David Benioff and D.B. Weiss

In a development that promises to bring intrigue by the bucket-load to a galaxy far, far away, Game Of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have come on board to write and produce a series of Star Wars films.

Disney said on Tuesday (February 6) the films will be separate from the episodic Skywalker saga and the recently announced trilogy that Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer-director Rian Johnson will develop.

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

“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 honoured 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.”

No release dates had been set for the new films at time of writing.

Game Of Thrones Season 8 – the final season in HBO’s smash series – is set to premiere in 2019.