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Paramount+’s Yellowstone prequel 1923 is the latest show to shut down production as the WGA strike hits the 50-day mark.
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Metropolis, Sam Esmail’s years-in-the making Apple TV+ adaptation of Fritz Lang’s classic 1927 sci-fi film, has shut down permanently amid the labor unrest and against the backdrop of economic headwinds..
Production was halted last week on Netflix’s first comedy pilot, Little Sky, starring and executive produced by Samara Weaving.
The Penguin Max’s The Batman spinoff series from Matt Reeves starring Colin Farrell, ceased production on June 14 until after the writers strike.
Duster has now shut down production until the writers strike ends, Max has confirmed. The J.J. Abrams-exec produced drama, which was shooting in Albuquerque, NM, temporarily stopped production earlier this week after IATSE and teamsters refused to cross the picket lines.
Nickelodeon’s The Really Loud House was forced to shut down production this week as a result of picketing. The series was shooting in Albuquerque, NM. FX’s The Old Man starring Jeff Bridges also shut down production after completion of Episode 204, and will resume after the WGA work stoppage is over.
After Daredevil: Born Again and Billions were added to the list again earlier this month, FBI: Most Wanted, P-Valley, Power Book II: Ghost and Pretty Little Liars: Summer School temporarily shuttered production Thursday as East Coast scribes and their supporters took to the picket lines. And Friday, Prime Video’s upcoming series On Call became the latest to suspend production.
Additionally, Seth MacFarlane and the showrunners for American Dad and Family Guy are off the job until the Writers Guild of America has a new deal with the studios. MacFarlane, American Dad’s Brian Boyle and Matt Weitzman and Family Guy’s Rich Appel and Alec Sulkin informed 20th Television that none of them will be working on the respective series as long as the WGA remains on strike.
The Writers Guild of America strike is underway with hundreds of TV and film writers taking to the picket lines. Of course, that means writing work has come to a halt on many TV shows such as Evil, Stranger Things, Cobra Kai, Yellowjackets, and Abbott Elementary, among others. Deadline is keeping on top of the latest on delays and production shutdowns as a result of the strike, so keep refreshing the page.
Filming on Taylor Sheridan’s 1923 has been “delayed indefinitely. Production on Season 2 the Paramount+ Yellowstone prequel starring Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren was to have started this month in Montana.
Sam Esmail’s big-budget UCP-produced series for Apple TV+ has become one of the highest-profile casualties of the growing uncertainty in Hollywood driven by labor unrest. The ambitious project will not move forward with production, which had been targeting a summer start.
Production was halted on June 13 and 15 for Netflix’s first comedy pilot ever. The single-camera project had been set to film in New Mexico through June 20.
The Max drama spun off from The Batman film finally threw in the towel on June 14, halting production under the WGA strike ends. Filming repeatedly had been targeted by WGA East picketers.
Filming on the Disney+ series Daredevil: Born Again now has been paused until after the WGA strike. It was halted again June 12 amid picketing after previously shutting down May 8, then was suspended for the rest of the week.
Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino’s Prime Video ballet drama Etoile has shut down production until the writers strike ends. Production was supposed to start in France later this month.
Netflix’s upcoming high-profile limited series Zero Day, starring and executive produced by Robert De Niro, has suspended production for the remainder of the WGA strike.
Production on the Peacock series Hysteria! starring Julie Bowen and Anna Camp has shut down production in Atlanta for the remainder of the WGA strike.
The Max period drama from J.J. Abrams and LaToya Morgan has shut down production until an agreement is reached.
Filming on Season 2 of the FX drama series The Old Man, starring Jeff Bridges, was suspended Monday (May 22) and will resume when the work stoppage has ended. Filming was completed through Episode 204.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced Tuesday (May 16) that the 50th Daytime Emmy Awards, scheduled for June 16 on CBS, and the Creative Arts & Lifestyle ceremony, scheduled for June 17, have been postponed pending a strike resolution.
Production shut down for the day Tuesday (May 16) on Matt Reeves’ Max series because of a disruption by WGA East picketers. The Batman spinoff was set to film in Westchester, NY.
Freeform series While You Were Breeding has shut down post-production amid the writers strike.
Dick Wolf-exec produced drama series On Call has shut down production for the day amid WGA picketing. Wolf’s first scripted streaming series for Amazon Prime Video was shooting down in Long Beach, California, Friday but has now suspended for the day, Universal Television confirmed.
Showtime drama The Chi canceled a location shoot Friday due to WGA picketing. The series, which is filming in Chicago, is slated to resume production on Monday.
The first spinoff from CBS’ FBI series on Thursday became the latest New York-shot series to be targeted by the WGA’s Rapid Response Team. After the pause, the drama starring Dylan McDermott and Alexa Davalos resumed filming on location in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn.
HBO Max’s Pretty Little Liars: Summer School, the fourth show in the PLL franchise, was filming in the town of Newburgh, outside the Big Apple. It’s unclear whether the production formally shut down for the day, but in the past, shows like Billions have halted filming for a few hours due to picketing.
Starz’s P-Valley, which is filming its third season, has postponed its production in Atlanta as a result of the writers strike. On May 10, creator and showrunner Katori Hall said, “We will not be filming until a fair deal is reached”.
After being bedeviled earlier this week (May 8) by WGA East pickets and shutting down for a spell, Marvel’s upcoming revival on Disney+ was targeted once again today (May 10) Now Daredevil has gone dark for the rest of the week
The Showtime series was shut down for several hours on May 4 after cast and crew members refused to cross the WGA picket lines. Filming resumed later in the day. However, today (May 10) saw two sets of WGA East strikers prevent the Wall Street drama’s seventh and final season from shooting on location, Billions shut down again with no solid start-up time or date announced.
Starz’s untitled romantic drama from Ava DuVernay, starring Lauren Ridloff and Joshua Jackson, is halting production due to the strike. The series had been filming in Wilmington since March but is stopping production this week.
WGA picketers have shuttered production on the Apple TV+ series for the day (Tuesday, May 9).
Production on the fifth season of the Freeform series was halted for the day Tuesday (May 9) as a result of WGA picketing.
The Apple TV+ drama series has paused production on its second season due to strike picketing.
WGA members on strike walk the line for a sunrise picket at York Studios in the Bronx and Westchester, shutting down production on “Severence,” as members of IATSE and Teamsters respect our picket line. #ShutItDown #SolidarityForever #WGAStrike #WGAStrong #1u pic.twitter.com/BGA0dZFf1S
— Writers Guild of America, East (@WGAEast) May 8, 2023
The Game of Thrones prequel has closed its writers room “for the duration” of the strike, says co-creator George R.R. Martin
Filming on Season 7 has been suspended amid the WGA strike.
Production on Season 4 shut down Friday, May 5 amid picketing.
The MTV Movie & TV Awards pivoted to a pre-taped ceremony amid the writers strike and talent pulling out in support of the movement. Drew Barrymore earlier dropped out as host in support of the writers.
Production on fifth and final season delayed due to strike.
Production on Season 2 of the Apple comedy series starring Maya Rudolph has paused due to WGA picketers at its Bel-Air location.
Filming on Season 3 of HBO Max/Universal TV comedy hit starring Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder has been halted because of the writers strike, Deadline has learned.
According to sources, NBC’s Night Court is currently in production on its second season. The sitcom is off this week but was supposed to resume filming next week, sources tell Deadline. As a multi-camera comedy, that is impossible without writers given the amount of tweaks done ahead and during taping, so the series is expected to go dark for the time being.
The Starz drama series shut down production with two episodes of its eight episode order left to shoot. The series shoots in Montreal.
POWER BOOK III: RAISING KANAN
We have learned that the writers room has shut down on Starz’s Power Book III: Raising Kanan, which was in production on Season 3.
Cobra Kai has shut down its writers room for Season 6. Series co-creator Jon Hurwitz tweeted “No writers on set” along with a group photo of the writers.
We hate to strike, but if we must, we strike hard. Pencils down in the Cobra Kai writers room. No writers on set. These aren't fun times, but it's unfortunately necessary. The moment a fair deal is in place, we'll get back to kicking ass. In the meantime, sending strength and… https://t.co/99UulF7HeW
— Jon Hurwitz (@jonhurwitz) May 2, 2023
Yellowjackets co-creator Ashley Lyle revealed work has halted on the Showtime drama “after one day in the #Yellowjackets S3 writers room. It was amazing, and creatively invigorating, and so much fun, and I’m very excited to get back to it as soon as the #WGA gets a fair deal.”
Well, we had exactly one day in the #YellowJackets S3 writers’ room. It was amazing, and creatively invigorating, and so much fun, and I’m very excited to get back to it as soon as the #WGA gets a fair deal. #1u #unionstrong ✊🐝
— Ashley Lyle (@ashannlyle) May 2, 2023
“We are demanding that this industry is one that can sustain a career,” said Abbott Elementary writer Brittani Nichols and the Los Angeles-based captain for WGA West in an interview with Democracy Now. She calls the industry a “gig economy,” where studios prioritize Wall Street, not workers. The show is among those whose writers room has closed.
Hollywood screenwriters of @WGAWest are going on strike. They are fighting for a living wage in the streaming era, says Abbott Elementary writer @BisHilarious, who calls the industry a "gig economy," where studios prioritize Wall Street, not workers. pic.twitter.com/GDxWvfi5ZJ
— Democracy Now! (@democracynow) May 2, 2023
Late-night talk shows have gone dark. The Late Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Tonight Show and Late Night will officially be in reruns now, and Saturday Night Live also has shut down production, and will air repeats for the time being. Daytime staple The Talk also has been halted.
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