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"Game of Thrones" Creators to Write and Produce a New Series of "Star Wars" Films

Lucasfilm isn't slowing down any time soon

Even as Star Wars fans are still buzzing about the newly launched trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story, today finds Lucasfilm issuing a major announcement that should get moviegoers excited all over again. Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weis have been tapped to write and produce a new series of Star Wars films. Significantly, these new movies will not be tied to either the episodic Skywalker saga that began with 1977's A New Hope, nor will they be connected to the new trilogy being developed by The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson.

"David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today," says 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."

There's no word on a potential release schedule for the films, so for now we can only imagine what happens when winter comes to a galaxy far, far away.