Several months after announcing a five-year deal to produce content for Netflix, Game of Thrones showrunners announce they are officially stepping away from creating a Star Wars trilogy.
A few months ago, Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss were announced to have signed a five-year, nine-figure deal with Netflix to produce content for the streaming service, putting their agreement with Disney to produce a Star Wars trilogy into question.
Benioff and Weiss were originally announced to be producing a new Star Wars trilogy following the release of The Rise of Skywalker, which would mark the conclusion of the Skywalker Saga, but the deal unfortunately cast a shadow over that plan.
They were supposed to start the trilogy that was to begin in December 2022 followed by the 2024 and 2026 slots Disney had announced for three untitled Star Wars films.
Unfortunately, the two officially announced that they are both “regretfully stepping away” from the trilogy, citing an overwhelming schedule due to their new agreement with Netflix, despite previously stating they would be fulfilling all of their prior commitments, Deadline reported.
Personally, I think this is a big blow for the franchise. While many fans were left unsatisfied with the way Game of Thrones concluded, it was easily one of the best shows on television for the vast majority of its run, and I think the two of them are very gifted story tellers.
I’m sad that we will not get to see what they could have been able to add to the Galaxy Far Far Away, but at the very least, now we many be able to get a new set of writers and directors whose attention is completely dedicated to the new trilogy.
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