Two cultural phenomena are meeting: "Game of Thrones" and Star Wars. It's almost too much to handle.
Disney announced Tuesday that the hit HBO fantasy drama's creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, are set to write and produce a new series of Star Wars films.
Yes, that means yet another one is coming and the studio again is busting out the big guns. Unfortunately, Disney hasn't offered many details on what to expect from the series, just that it's different from the Skywalker saga and Rian Johnson's new trilogy.
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy sang Benioff and Weiss's praises in the announcement, alluding to their "Game of Thrones" success.
"David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today," she said. "Their command of complex characters, depth of story and richness of mythology will break new ground and boldly push Star Wars in ways I find incredibly exciting."
Meanwhile, Benioff and Weiss spoke of being long-time Star Wars fans and their excitement about contributing to the franchise after they wrap up the eighth and final season of their award-winning HBO series.
"In the summer of 1977 we traveled to a galaxy far, far away, and we've been dreaming of it ever since," they said in a joint statement. "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."
This gives us even more reason to want "Game of Thrones" Season 8 to just get here already, but we have to settle in for a wait. The show isn't expected to return till spring 2019, so we'll be waiting even longer for the first film in Benioff and Weiss's new Star Wars series.