An Essos Far, Far Away: Game of Throne Writers to Pen New Star Wars Trilogy

If you’re a fan of Star Wars, the next 10 years or so should get you excited. As well as the ninth instalment of the Skywalker saga in December 2019, there’s this year’s Han Solo standalone movie, Rian Johnson’s upcoming trilogy, a rumoured Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, and a series of TV shows that Disney has announced are in development.

Meanwhile, as creators of the hit HBO show Game of Thrones, D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, are concluding the epic series, they have already lined up their next job. And it’s a big one. The writing duo will set to work, writing and producing, on a series of Star Wars movies.

The right men for the job

Lucasfilm revealed the news in a press release when it added that the new films won’t be a part of the current saga and the trilogy directed by JJ Abrams and Ryan Johnson. Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm, said that their ability to create complex characters, understanding of mythology, and depth of storytelling, could take Star Wars in a new direction.

Whether more Star Wars so soon could cause fatigue among fans of the franchise remains to be seen. However, with the high quality that we have seen since George Lucas handed over his baby to a new crop of filmmakers, that may not be an issue for quite some time.

One thing we probably shouldn’t expect from the writing duo are movies in the style of the “R” rated Game of Thrones. Lucasfilm wouldn’t entertain the idea of Weiss and Benioff indulging in the sex and violence that have become synonymous with the HBO series. It just wouldn’t make good business sense. Let’s not forget that Star Wars films are supposed to be kids flicks, after all.

Two giants of popular culture

It’s a smart move by Lucasfilm to tap into the talents of the writing duo. Game of Thrones has seemingly become the Star Wars of television in terms of popularity and its immediate impact upon popular culture. In addition to a series of novels and comic books, there’s also a video game that was introduced in 2014, with a second rumoured to be set for a 2017 release. There’s even an online slot game. Writers on review sites such as play and review slot games on the casinos they then recommend, so the Game of Thrones 243 Ways slot, available on, should please fans.

There haven’t been any release dates given for the new Star Wars movies. but Weiss and Benioff will start working on the movies once filming of Game of Thrones has wrapped up. The final season of Game of Thrones is in production. One question that comes to mind is what happens to Confederate, a series announced by the duo that was to be their follow-up series on HBO. The cable channel conceded that they don’t have any further details on the show as yet. The series will be set in an alternative reality, which sees the southern states seceded from the Union with no abolishment of slavery.


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