The two stated in a statement that their new production deal with Netflix ( NFLX ) made it impossible to work on the trilogy.
"There are only so many hours of the day and we felt we couldn't do justice to both Star Wars and our Netflix projects," they said in a statement. "So we're sorry to back away."
The creators added that they love "Star Wars" even though they don't follow their own set of films.
"When George Lucas built it, he built us, too." said. "Talking about Star Wars with him and the current Star Wars team was a lifelong excitement and we will always be indebted to the saga that changed everything."
The deadline is the first to announce the news.
The films of Benioff and Weiss, which would be far removed from the Skywalker drama, were scheduled to be the next set of Star Wars films to hit theaters after December's Rise of the Skywalker.
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Lucasfilm, which produces Star Wars, announced in 201
8 that Benioff and Weiss are making new films in the franchise.
Kathleen Kennedy, Lucasfilm's president, said Monday night that the duo are "incredible storytellers" and that the company hopes to "include them in the journey ahead when they manage to pull away from their busy schedule in order to they focus on Star Wars. "
The Force has had a number of directorial distractions since Disney bought Lucasfilm for $ 4 billion in 2012.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller left the Star Wars spinophone during production. The two were eventually replaced by director Ron Howard. Then director Colin Treverrow left Skywalker Rise, which was then known as simply Episode IX, and was replaced by J.J. Abrams.