Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have quite a lot on their table in the near future. At this point in time, Benioff and Weiss are currently hard at work with post-production on the eighth and final season of the series, which is set to premiere on HBO in 2019. But after the duo is complete on the acclaimed fantasy series based on the A Song of Ice and Fire book series by George R.R. Martin, they will venture to the galaxy far, far away with their own series of Star Wars films.
For fans looking forward to their original stories to be told in the universe created by George Lucas, Benioff and Weiss are getting close to developing the new series of films.
According to EW, Benioff and Weiss are set to begin their work on their upcoming series of films set in the galaxy far, far away after post-production on the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones is complete. Weiss explained that they learned some important tips on secrecy from Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Star Wars: The Last Jedi writer/director Rian Johnson, who is also set to craft his own trilogy of films separate from the Skywalker Saga:
“They’ve given us a lot of hints about how to lock things down, things we never would have thought of or didn’t know were possible.”
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The next Star Wars film stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Matt Smith, Dominic Monaghan, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, and Mark Hamill.
Star Wars: Episode IX hits theaters December 20, 2019.
Meanwhile, Benioff and Weiss return to executive produce the final season alongside Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield, with Bryan Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin serving as co-executive producers. Benioff, Weiss, Cogman and Dave Hill wrote the final six episodes which have been directed by David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik, with the series finale helmed by Benioff and Weiss.
Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth, Carice van Houten as Melisandre, Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Conleth Hill as Varys, Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane, Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark, Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont, and Hannah Murray as Gilly.