Well, we knew that Lucasfilm was planning for the next decade of Star Wars, and that Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson would do more Star Wars "in a heart beat". Those two things seem to have collided and today we are getting news that a brand new Star Wars trilogy of movies are in the works to be helmed by Johnson.
This isn't your father's new trilogy. This trilogy will not involve the Skywalkers, but rather:
"… will introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy that Star Wars lore has never before explored."
Johnson will write and direct the first installment of the trilogy, and certainly guide the rest of the installments. We'll have to wait on if he will go on to direct any of the other episodes.
No timeframe has been announced for the films. You can see Johnson's initial foray into the Star Wars universe when The Last Jedi porgs up screens December 15.