They will also produce this new saga.

We thought they were at work on a spin-off of Game of Thrones , but David Benioff and DB Weiss, the two creators of the HBO series, will write and produce a series of Star Wars movies, different from the trilogy developed and directed by Rian Johnson (who dealt with Star Wars: The Last Jedi ).

Lucasfilm made the announcement tonight, on the blog of the saga.

“David and Dan are some of the best screenwriters of the day,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “Their mastery of complex characters, deep stories and the richness of a mythology will open new horizons and lead to Star Wars in a way that I find incredibly exciting. “

On the side of the two men, they say they are obviously “honored by [this] opportunity, a little terrified by the responsibility, and so eager to start [to work] from the end of Game of Thrones,” whose eighth and final season will be released next year.