The WGA Writers Strike has officially begun and nan picket lines person formed crossed Hollywood and New York City. This halt intends that galore scripted projects will inevitably spell dark, resulting successful a Hollywood shutdown not seen since COVID, and not felt since nan past WGA onslaught took spot 15 years ago. Variety will support readers updated pinch a rolling database of everything that has been put connected clasp arsenic a consequence of nan strike, which went into effect Tuesday. For much accusation astir nan strike, cheque retired Variety’s FAQ primer connected what it intends for nan industry.
UPDATE: “Andor,” “Stranger Things,” “Evil,” “Blade” and “Rings of Power” updates added.
LATE-NIGHT SHOWS GO DARK. ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” CBS’ “The Late Show,” and NBC’s “Tonight” and “Late Night” are each going connected hiatus and repeats will beryllium shown. HBO will besides cease unrecorded accumulation of “Real Time pinch Bill Maher” and “Last Week Tonight” pinch John Oliver. Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” (which was presently being hosted by a rotating formed of comedians) is besides connected hiatus.
The writers room for nan 3rd play of Emmy-darling “Abbott Elementary” was expected to convene connected May 2nd. That room has closed. In an question and reply pinch “Democracy Now,” writer Brittani Nichols revealed that this onslaught could yet effect nan number of episodes they tin pen for nan upcoming season. “We are a show that writes while we air,” Nichols said. “If this onslaught goes connected for a important play of time, our show will not travel retired connected clip and that could alteration nan magnitude of episodes which I’m judge group will beryllium very upset about.”
Scripts for AMC’s Anne Rice bid and their “Walking Dead” spinoff shows are done, but nary accumulation has started.
Showrunner Tony Gilroy, who was criticized for reportedly pursuing non-writing producing activity connected “Andor” aft onslaught action, confirmed that he’s ceased each activities connected nan Disney+ show. In a connection Tuesday, he told Variety: “I discontinued ALL penning and writing-related activity connected ANDOR anterior to midnight, May 1. After being briefed connected nan Saturday showrunner meeting, I informed Chris Keyser astatine nan WGA connected Sunday greeting that I would besides beryllium ceasing ALL non-writing producing functions.” “Andor” Season 2 has been filming successful nan U.K.
The Netflix animated bid was six weeks into penning nan 8th and last play of nan show. The creators would person vanished penning successful August without a strike.
Marvel has shut down pre-production connected nan vampire reboot “Blade,” which is group to prima Mahershala Ali arsenic nan titular vampire hunter.
“Cobra Kai” closed its writers room for play 6. Series co-creator Jon Hurwitz tweeted “pencils down” successful solidarity. The writers room is closed and nary writers are presently connected group for play 6 production.
Production connected Season 4 of nan Paramount+ bid wrapped earlier than anticipated, arsenic filming was impacted by a formed member’s departure for a individual matter and picketing WGA members.
Neil Gaiman has besides posted his support for nan writers strike. The creator tweeted earlier that nan long-awaited play 2 of “Good Omens,” starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen, would look sometime this summer. However, if you’re hopeful for a stirring Gaiman property tour, you mightiness request divine involution for nan writer is connected strike.
Unlike nan aforementioned precocious nighttime shows, Fox News Channel revealed it will proceed to broadcast caller shows of Greg Gutfeld’s talk show program.
HOUSE OF THE DRAGON
All of nan scripts for nan 2nd play of “Game of Thrones” spinoff “House of nan Dragon” person been turned in. Read nan afloat communicative here.
MTV MOVIE AWARDS
Host Drew Barrymore exited her domiciled arsenic big for nan MTV Movie Awards. The reddish carpet for this star-studded arena was besides rolled up successful nan aftermath of nan strike.
Production connected nan 2nd play of nan Issa Rae bid wrapped successful April.
RINGS OF POWER
“The Lord of nan Rings: The Rings of Power” will move guardant pinch accumulation connected nan 2nd play amid nan ongoing WGA strike, but nan Amazon Prime Video show will not beryllium utilizing nan services of executive producers J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay (who are supporting nan guild connected strike).
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
The unrecorded sketch show has gone acheronian successful support of nan writers strike. Former formed personnel Pete Davidson was expected to big connected May 6 on pinch philharmonic impermanent Lil Uzi Vert.
“Stranger Things” creators nan Duffer brothers shared a connection that accumulation would not move guardant connected nan Netflix bid until an statement is reached betwixt nan WGA and AMPTP.
The regular talk show “The Talk” will not beryllium filming. However, antecedently recorded caller episodes scheduled to aerial will stay connected nan schedule. Episode listings antecedently released stay meticulous for this week.
Co-creator of nan bid “Yellowjackets” Ashley Lyle tweeted that each advancement connected penning for play 3 of nan Showtime play has halted aft precisely 1 time of progress. “It was amazing, and creatively invigorating, and truthful overmuch fun, and I’m really excited to get backmost to it arsenic soon arsenic nan WGA gets a adjacent deal,” she tweeted.
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