“David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “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 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.”
For those keeping track, new Star Wars films in publicly-announced active development include J.J. Abrams' Episode IX, the (conclusion of the latest trilogy), Rian Johnson's new trilogy and this new "series."
Additionally, the second of the "standalone" films - Solo: A Star Wars Story will be released this May, and it's rumored that there's a few more standalone films currently in development, though not publicly announced.
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