- "In the summer of 1977 we traveled to a galaxy, far, far away, and we've been dreaming of it ever since. 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."
- ―David Benioff and D.B. Weiss' joint statement
A new Star Wars film series is currently being developed by Lucasfilm. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the creators and showrunners of HBO's Game of Thrones, are set to write and produce the film series. The film series was announced by Lucasfilm on February 6, 2018 on StarWars.com. Benioff and Weiss confirmed they will start working on the film series once Game of Thrones airs its eighth and final season in 2019. On February 10, 2019, HBO President Casey Bloys clarified that Benioff and Weiss will work on a Star Wars film trilogy upon finishing Game of Thrones but before beginning production of their upcoming history drama series Confederate.