Feb 06, 2018 07:38 PM EST

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to Pen New Star Wars Series of Films

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to Pen New Star Wars Series of Films
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the creators of Game of Thrones, will be writing and producing a new series of Star Wars films. The announcement was made today by Disney.

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

Benioff and Weiss also commented in a joint statement. "In the summer of 1977 we traveled to a galaxy far, far away, and we've been dreaming of it ever since. 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 new films will be a whole new series set apart from the other two that are going on now. 

The duo has garnered immense success from the Game of Thrones series but had caused some controversy over another one of their projects for HBO, titled Confederate. The HBO series would have taken place in an alternate reality where the South won the civil war. There's no word on what the future of that series will be, as it was deemed insensitive by some. 

Bob Iger commented on the news of the series, saying that it will be "…focused on a point of time in the ‘Star Wars' mythology." 

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