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The Game of Thrones creators are going to make a series of Star Wars movies

Star Wars fans, it may be time to prepare yourselves for the deaths of all your favorite characters.

Lucasfilm announced Tuesday that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the creators of HBO's hit show Game of Thrones, are going to make an entirely new series of Star Wars movies. The studio wouldn't spill any details, only clarifying that the "new films will be separate from both the episodic Skywalker saga and the recently-announced trilogy being developed by Rian Johnson, writer-director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi." The development of yet another Star Wars storyline is part of Disney's efforts to "[explore] novel ways to extend a galaxy far, far away beyond the Skywalker family struggles," Variety explains. Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012.

There is no release date yet for the new series, but Benioff and Weiss said they would not begin work on it until the completion of Game of Thrones' final season, which is expected to air in 2019. In their own statement, Benioff and Weiss said: "We are honored by the opportunity [and] a little terrified by the responsibility."