David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the award-winning creators of HBO’s Game Of Thrones, have just landed their very own Star Wars spin-off series. That’s according to the official Star Wars website, which says that their project will be separate from both the main Skywalker saga and Last Jedi director Rian Johnson’s own Star Wars spin-off series of films that Lucasfilm and Disney announced in November. The post doesn’t say if it’ll be an entire trilogy, as Johnson’s reportedly will be, but it does make multiple references to this being a “new series” of “new films.” That could mean two movies, or it could mean 20 movies.
Benioff and Weiss also released a joint statement talking about how much they like Star Wars, which isn’t all that special, since everybody likes Star Wars. But that’s the entirety of the information we have about this new series. We don’t know if it’ll have outrageous levels of nudity or violence like Game Of Thrones, but we’ll take anything that keeps these two guys as far away from that awful Confederate pitch as possible.
Like Johnson’s trilogy, the Benioff/Weiss Star Wars movies don’t have any release dates yet.