The writer’s strike is still going, and more showrunners are revealing that hot shows are at risk of being pushed back.
‘Stranger Things’ And More Are Struggling
The strike promised to put the brakes on some of the biggest shows on TV currently, and we are slowly but surely getting there. It was announced that Stranger Thing’s final season had been put on hold, according to the Duffer Brothers.
While they had the opportunity to allow the show to film without writers on set, they were not down with that and stood in solidarity with the writers who have been making their show a success for five seasons.
“Writing does not stop when filming begins,” a statement from the Duffer Brother’s social media page read. “While we’re excited to start production with our amazing cast and crew, it is impossible during this strike. We hope a fair deal is reached soon so we can all return to work. Until then — over and out. #wgastrong.”
Deadline confirmed that the show should be starting production soon, but now, not anymore. The final season is supposed to begin airing in August. Is that going to happen now?
Apple TV Shows Are Affected
The streaming services seem to feel the weight of the writer’s strike. Their Maya Rudolph-led hit Loot was supposed to be working on its second season, but the picketers have stopped that.
Loot was renewed for a second season last year after it premiered and was very well received. The show follows a millionaire who spirals after her husband betrays her, and she becomes the tabloid favorite screw-up.
The show joins many others on pause, like HBO Max’s Hacks and Showtime’s Billions. Another streaming service that has TV shows to worry about is Paramount+. In particular, their hit show Evil has halted production.
The cast was in the middle of filming season 4, but it was confirmed that on Friday, no filming occurred. A source told Deadline:
“Three WGA members and a few allies are still walking the line in front of Brooklyn Stages in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where Evil is supposed to be filming, and workers from IATSE are still refusing to cross the picket line.”
Kids Shows Are Being Affected Too
Summer is rolling around, and the writer’s strike is about to mess your kids up for the summer, or so some on social media are fearing. Disney Channel’s longest-running live-action show, Bunk’d, is suspended for now.
a document sent by Disney Branded Television’s It’s a Laugh Productions hopes to resume production “at the earliest possible opportunity.” Season 6 is currently airing, with the finale set for May 21.
Season 7 has 20 episodes filmed but we still have eight left to shoot. Do you show what you have and hope to catch up later, or halt it all? They chose to stop it.
More shows being pushed back include Daredevil: Born Again and even Nicole Kidman’s Lifetime Achievement ceremony being canceled.
No one is off-limits.