The folks over at Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ writer-director Rian Johnson will create a brand new trilogy of films set in the ‘Star Wars’ universe. According to the press release, the new trilogy will be separate from the episodic Skywalker saga, and will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that ‘Star Wars’ lore has never before explored. Johnson is aiming to write and direct the first of the new films, with his long-time collaborator Ram Bergman serving as producer. Along with shaping the new trilogy for Disney and Lucasfilm, Johnson will develop a live-action ‘Star Wars’ TV series, that Disney hopes will air on its upcoming digital streaming service. We all loved working with Rian on The Last Jedi. He’s a creative force, and watching him craft The Last Jedi from start to finish was one of the great joys of my career. Rian will do amazing things with the blank canvas of this new trilogy,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “We had the time of our lives collaborating with Lucasfilm and Disney on The Last Jedi,” Johnson and Bergman said in a joint statement. “Star Wars is the greatest modern mythology and we feel very lucky to have contributed to it. We can’t wait to continue with this new series of films.” STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is release in Irish cinemas December 15, 2017.