Fans of Game of Thrones were thrilled to learn that the creators of this show will be in charge of developing a new Star Wars trilogy, but David Benioff and D.B. Weiss decided to quit this project due to scheduling conflicts.
The Emmy-winning pair recently signed a nine-figure deal with Netflix and decided to step away from the Star Wars saga after feeling they could not do justice to both projects.
“We love Star Wars. When George Lucas built it, he built us too. Getting to talk about Star Wars with him and the current Star Wars team was the thrill of a lifetime, and we will always be indebted to the saga that changed everything,” read a statement released by the duo.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy described Benioff and Weiss as “incredible storytellers” and said they’re looking forward to including them in their Star Wars journey once their busy schedule clears up.
Even with plans for this trilogy falling through, fans of Star Wars have nothing to worry about. Lucasfilm still has many exciting projects in store, including a new trilogy developed by Rian Johnson and a new film with Marvel Cinematic Universe producer Kevin Feige at the helm.