Linda Codega

Published 1 hour ago: May 9, 2023 at 12:00 p.m

The WGA called a strike on May 2 after the Writers Guild of America’s union of American film and television producers failed to offer acceptable countermeasures and terms. Companies affected include Netflix, Amazon, Disney and Apple, and dozens of productions are likely to be affected over the next few months.

Let’s see which shows and films have been affected by the writers’ strike — along with some notable projects that are not affected by it. We’ll update this slideshow as we get more information.


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Andor has continued production despite the strike. All of the scripts have been submitted, and Tony Gilroy – the showrunner and head writer – is on set handling “non-writer” production work.

Big mouth

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according to sort, Big Monuth is likely affected. There were no announcements, but the eighth and final season of the animated series was greenlit this year and writers had started work.


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Mahershala Alis blade was paused. Marvel has faced numerous roadblocks with this production, and the film was being rewritten when we last heard an update.

Cobra Kai

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Cobra Kai‘s Jon Hurwitz tweeted in support of the WGA, saying he wouldn’t be returning to set without writers.

Fear the walking death

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According to Wrap, AMC’s production schedule includes fear the walking death, is not affected.

Good omens

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While Good omens With production on the second season wrapped up, head writer Neil Gaiman – who is part of the WGA and supports the strike – said promotion for the show would likely be impacted.

house of the dragon

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As previously reported, house of the dragon has resumed production without writers on set. All scripts have been submitted, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the writing was complete, as many scripts are edited during production. The showrunner has reportedly returned to work. The show had just started production.

George RR Martin has issued a statement in support of the strike, clarifying that “the scripts for the eight s2 episodes were all completed months ago, well before the strike began. Each episode went through four or five drafts and numerous rounds of revisions to address HBO notes, my notes, budget concerns, etc. There will be no further revisions. The authors have done their job; the rest is up to the directors, cast and crew… and of course the dragons).

Interview with the vampire

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According to Wrap, AMC’s production schedule includes Interview with the vampire Season two is not affected.

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight

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The HBO Game of Thrones Spinoff has gone dark. According to George RR Martin, “Ira Parker and his incredible team of young talent are on the picket line.”

The HBO series synopsis: “A Century Before the Events of game of Thrones, there was Ser Duncan the Great and his squire Egg. Executive Produced by George RR Martin, Ira Parker, Ryan Condal and Vince Gerardis, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight has received a direct series order.”

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

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Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power The second season continues with its production, but without the writers or the showrunners – JD Payne and Patrick McKay – working on it. This was a planned move, and Payne and McKay left instructions on how filming was to be ended in the event of a strike.

severance pay

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AppleTV+ severance pay, which was already facing some delays, had some interruptions when production of the second season was delayed by the strike. Deadline reports that IATSE and Teamsters refused to cross a picket line in NYC and the WGA halted production.

stranger things

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That’s what the Duffer Brothers tweeted stranger things would not resume work until “a fair deal is reached”. stranger things enters its fifth and final season.

The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon

According to Wrap, AMC’s production schedule includes the Walking Dead spin off, Daryl Dixonis not affected.

strike info

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The bottom line here isn’t that our favorite shows will fail, but that corporate greed and a failure to adapt to the times have made TV and film writing a devalued, devalued, and uninviting career. Writers struggle to earn rent, while David Zaslav, the CEO of Warner Bros., makes more than $35 million a year.

This is an existential, necessary step that many writers did not want to take but did out of a desire to keep their profession alive and help other unions act on their own when negotiations with AMPTP come later in the year. In total, authors demanded US$500 million, distributed among almost 12,000 authors; that’s an increase of 3%. Considering the billions of dollars streamers and studios make, their requests seem pretty reasonable.

You can stay up to date on how you can support authors by visiting the WGA Agreements page.

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