All the Shows Impacted By the Writers & Actors Strikes (So Far)

Shows affected by WGA and SAG-AFTRA strike
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The 2023 Writers Guild of America strike upended Hollywood’s production plans, and with the SAG-AFTRA actors union now on strike with the WGA, American TV and film production is effectively at a standstill.

With the 2022-23 TV season coming to a close when the strike began, shows that were in-season weren’t affected. But as the final episodes of the seasons were set to air, renewed shows were set to convene their writers’ rooms for the upcoming seasons. The 2023-24 season is where we’ll really start to see the effects of the strike on TV.

Production was already well underway for certain titles when the strike began on May 2. For example, The Rings of Power Season 2 was nearly done with production when the strike prompted them to change some plans (see below). Other shows, like House of the Dragon Season 2, are also commencing with production, as the scripts for the season were already locked in and the predominantly U.K. cast are members of Equity, not SAG. This means they can and will continue to film Season 2 while SAG is on strike.

Up until the SAG strike, AMC shows were seemingly unaffected by the WGA work stoppage. But the actors strike brought titles like The Walking Dead spinoffs and Interview With the Vampire to a halt. As reported on August 31, The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live, and Interview With the Vampire, received special strike waivers allowing them to resume production.

Streaming services are less likely than broadcast and cable networks to be hit hard by the strike (the strike is mainly because streaming services aren’t obligated to pay writers and actors meaningful residuals). But still, streamers aren’t untouchable during this time. There are already a handful of streaming-only titles that are now in limbo until further notice.

Here, we’ve compiled the list of shows already affected by the 2023 writers strike. Keep an eye out for this list as we continue to update it as the strikes press on.

Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford in '1923'
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1923 Season 2

1923 Season 2 is “delayed indefinitely” until the strike is over, per NBC Montana. Filming was meant to begin on June 5.

Quinta Brunson in 'Abbott Elementary'
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Abbott Elementary Season 3

The Abbott Elementary Season 3 writers room was set to convene on May 2. That first day of work was canceled due to the strike and won’t reopen until the strike is over. Without a story for Season 3, all Abbott Elementary production is on pause for now. This could lead to a delayed Season 3 premiere date down the road.

Learn more about the strike from Abbott Elementary writer Brittani Nichols here.

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman at the 2023 Met Gala on May 1
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AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Show

Nicole Kidman was set to receive the American Film Institute’s (AFI) Lifetime Achievement Award in June of this year. The (sometimes televised) ceremony was to take place on June 10 but has been postponed indefinitely.

'American Dad'

American Dad Season 20

Co-creator and star Seth MacFarlane is stepping away from American Dad, currently in season, until the strike is over along with executive producer/writer Brian Boyle and co-creator Matt Weitzman.

American Dad Season 20 premiered in March, but it has about three months worth of completed episodes, per Deadline. MacFarlane has been seen on picket lines during this strike and was a vocal advocate of the last writers strike in 2007-2008.

Russell Tovey in 'American Horror Story' Season 11

American Horror Story Season 12

The same day that production was delayed on Billions (May 4, below), Teamsters also showed solidarity with those on a picket line at the NYC set of American Horror Story Season 12, per Deadline. Trucks headed for the set turned around when they saw the picketers.

'A Murder at the End of the World' FX

A Murder at the End of the World Premiere

The FX on Hulu limited series starring The Crown‘s Emma Corrin, Clive Owen, Harris Dickinson, and more will now premiere in November instead of on August 29 as originally planned. FX announced the decision in a July 28 press release.

Stellan Skarsgard and Diego Luna in 'Andor'
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Andor Season 2

Tony Gilroy, creator, showrunner, and executive producer of Andor, says he ceased all non-writing duties on Andor Season 2 when the strike began.

“I discontinued all writing and writing-related work on Andor prior to midnight, May 1. After being briefed on the Saturday showrunner meeting, I informed Chris Keyser at the WGA on Sunday morning that I would also be ceasing all non-writing producing functions,” Gilroy said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter on May 9.

His statement came after writer Abdullah Saeed claimed Gilroy was “scabbing” during the strike (crossing the picket lines and continuing work).

Studios like Disney and Warner Bros. have reportedly sent letters to showrunners demanding that they continue their non-writing duties during the strike, going as far as to imply that they’d be required to go against their guild’s mandates, per THR.

'Big Mouth' Season 5
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Big Mouth Final Season

Big Mouth was six weeks into its Season 8 writers room when the strike changed its plans, per Variety. The writers would have completed the scripts for the final season by August, barring any delays.

Paul Giamatti in 'Billions' Season 6
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Billions Final Season

Union members picketed Billions Season 7 (its last) in New York twice in the last week. The first came on May 4, causing the show to pause production, but filming resumed later that day. Picketers returned on May 5 to protest the Showtime title’s ongoing work, per Deadline. Production was not delayed on May 5, but the union members will likely return until production is paused. No writers are on set as the show continues filming.

Billions was met with two groups of WGA East picketers on May 10, preventing the series from filming for the day. Production has been paused with no set return date or time.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Four announcement of 'Blade' with Mahershala Ali at SDCC in 2019
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Pre-production on Blade has been stopped in response to the writers strike, per The Hollywood Reporter. The Marvel series is set to star Mahershala Ali as the eponymous vampire hunter. It was to begin filming in Atlanta in June.

Harrison Ford in 'Blade Runner 2049'
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Blade Runner 2099

Blade Runner 2099 was to film at Belfast Harbour Studios in Ireland when production was delayed on May 26, according to BBC Northern Ireland. Production is reportedly unlikely to resume before spring 2024. Northern Ireland Screen said it was “extremely disappointed” by the delay.

As Northern Ireland Screen chief executive Richard Williams said in a statement, “The WGA strike has been halting production all over the world and we hope a fair deal is reached soon so crew can get back to work.”

He noted that Northern Ireland Screen will work to fill in the work gap in an effort to be “mindful that many freelance crew and supply chain companies were relying on this project for work in the months ahead.”

The series will be a Prime Video original with Blade Runner director Ridley Scott executive producing.

Disney Channel's 'BUNK'D' cast: Miranda May, Trevor Tordjman, Mallory James Mahoney, Israel Johnson, Shiloh Verrico, Luke Busey, and Alfred Lewis
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BUNK'D Season 7

Production on Season 7 of BUNK’D, Disney Channel’s longest-running live-action series, has been halted. According to Deadline, 12 out of the 20 episodes in Season 7 had already been filmed during the pause.

Xolo Maridueña and Tanner Buchanan in 'Cobra Kai' Season 5
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Cobra Kai Final Season

Cobra Kai‘s Season 6 writers room was closed the day the strike began. Co-creator Jon Hurwitz tweeted on May 2, “Pencils down in the Cobra Kai writers room. No writers on set. These aren’t fun times, but it’s unfortunately necessary.”

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Daredevil: Born Again

After weeks of picketers shutting down days of production in New York (the most recent on June 12), Marvel’s upcoming revival of Daredevil shut down all production, per Deadline. Production won’t resume until the strike is over.

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Daytime Emmy Awards

The 50th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards have been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date. The Daytime Emmy Awards were set to take place on Friday, June 16, with the Creative Arts & Lifestyle ceremony scheduled for June 17, on CBS.

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Production on LaToya Morgan and J.J. AbramsMax series, Duster, was suspended on May 22 when IATSE and Teamsters union members refused to cross a picket line on set in Albuquerque, New Mexico, per Deadline. It has now shut down production indefinitely, pending the strike’s end.

Duster stars Josh Holloway (reuniting the Lost alum with Abrams) and Rachel Hilson, as well as Donal Logue, Camille Guaty, Sofia Vassilieva, Dan Tracy, Gail O’Grady, and Greg Grunberg.

Abrams, an executive producer on the series, joined the L.A. picket lines on May 5.

Camille Razat, Lucas Bravo, Lucien Laviscount, Lily Collins, Melia Kreiling in Emily in Paris - Season 3
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Emily in Paris Season 4

Filming on Emily In Paris Season 4 is delayed by two months due to the strike, per Variety. Filming was meant to begin in this summer, but now production is reportedly hoping to kick off in the fall.

Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino at Cannes closing ceremony in April 2023
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Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino‘s new Prime Video series, ballet drama Étoile, was meant to start production in France later in June. It’s on pause until the strike is over.

Zendaya in 'Euphoria' Season 2

Euphoria Season 3

There was already going to be a long gap between Euphoria Seasons 2 and 3, but due to the strike, the third season’s release date has now been pushed to 2025. Season 2 debuted in January 2022.

As HBO executive Francesca Orsi told Deadline, “Euphoria is one of those that we had begun writing in tandem with post-production on [The Idol] but at this point, we don’t have countless scripts. We can’t start shooting, so the delivery of that show — ideally in 2025 — will be determined on when we can pick back up with Sam, who at this point is all pencils down and just finishing posts on Idol.”

Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi, and Katja Herbers in Evil - Season 3 Episode 6
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Evil Season 4

Picketing on May 5 shut down production on Evil Season 4. Shortly after the picketing (which saw support from IATSE members on the crew who refused to cross the picket line, per Warren Leight), production on Season 4 wrapped early. The early shutdown was reportedly due to a cast member having to leave to focus on a family issue, per Variety and the picketing.

Dylan McDermott in 'FBI: Most Wanted'
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FBI: Most Wanted Season 4

FBI: Most Wanted was nearly done filming its fourth season when picketers and union allies refusing to cross the picket line shut down production on May 11, per Deadline. The finale is still slated to air on Tuesday, May 23 on CBS.

'Family Guy' 'Star Wars' episode

Family Guy Season 22

As with American Dad, MacFarlane is also stepping away from Family Guy in response to the strike along with executive producer Richard Appel and executive producer, writer, and voice over actor Alec Sulkin.

Family Guy Season 21 concluded on May 7, just five days after the strike began, so this move from MacFarlane, Appel, and Sulkin affects Season 22 and beyond.

Michael Sheen and David Tennant in 'Good Omens' Season 2 poster
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Good Omens Season 2

Creator/writer/showrunner Neil Gaiman confirmed Good Omens Season 2 was turned in before the strike began, meaning its July 28 release won’t be delayed. but he noted that as long as the strike is ongoing, he likely won’t be promoting it like he typically would.

“I’m in the Writers Guild of America. I wish this wasn’t happening and support it absolutely,” he tweeted on May 2. “When I wake up tomorrow I’ll be on strike.”

In response to a fan, Gaiman tweeted that he doesn’t know how the strike will affect production of The Sandman Season 2, based on his acclaimed book series.

Sherri Saum, Maia Mitchell, Cierra Ramirez, Teri Polo in 'Good Trouble'
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Good Trouble Season 5

Production on Good Trouble Season 5 was halted in Agua Dulce, California on May 9 because IATSE (the crew members union) and Teamsters (the truck drivers union/America’s largest union) refused to cross the picket line, according to Deadline.

Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder in 'Hacks' Season 2

Hacks Season 3

The show about writers in Hollywood has paused production on Season 3. The third season had previously been paused in February 2023 while star Jean Smart underwent a heart procedure.

All Hacks Season 3 production will now be paused until the strike ends.

“We are devastated to not be with our incredible crew and cast right now, but there was no other option here,” executive producer and co-creator Jen Statsky said on Twitter on May 5. “Writing happens at every stage of the process – production and post included. It’s what makes shows and movies good. It’s what makes them possible.”

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A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight

George R. R. Martin confirmed in a May 7 blog post that the writers room on A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight had been closed. HBO ordered the latest Game of Thrones spinoff in April.

“The writers room on GoT spinoff A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Night has closed for the duration,” he wrote in a show of solidarity with the WGA.

“There are pickets in front of every studio lot and sound stage in LA, and many in other cities as well,” he went on. “Get used to them. I expect they will be there for a long time,” he went on, adding, “I am not in L.A., so I cannot walk a picket line as I did in 1988, but I want to go on the record with my full and complete and unequivocal support of my Guild.”

Emma D'Arcy in 'House of the Dragon' Season 1

House of the Dragon Season 2

House of the Dragon will continue production with Season 2, as the scripts were locked in before the strike began. The show will continue without the writers being involved. But writers are utilized throughout the filming process as things get tweaked and improved on set.

Scripts from union members cannot be changed whatsoever while a work stoppage is in place, so the series will have to go on without making any alterations to the script.

Unless the production pauses and resumes when the strike is over, we’ll never really know if the second season could have been better than whatever it ends up being.

Julie Bowen (L); Anna Camp (R)
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The new Julie Bowen and Anna Camp-led Peacock series was in production in Atlanta before halting for the duration of the strike.

Jacob Anderson and Sam Reid in 'Interview With the Vampire'
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Interview With the Vampire Season 2

Interview With the Vampire Season 2 was still in production in Prague during the writers’ strike. Because it filmed outside of the U.S., the series was able to continue production.

However, the SAG-AFTRA strike paused production on the new season as of July 17, per Deadline. While it does have mainly international actors in its cast, some stars of the AMC drama, like American actor Eric Bogosian, are members of SAG and therefore unable to work during the actors strike.

Thanks to the SAG waivers noted above, Season 2 was only delayed by a couple of months. It’s set to premiere in 2024. (Here’s everything we know about it so far.)

Mayim Bialik in 'Jeopardy!'
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Jeopardy! Season 39

Mayim Bialik is stepping out of the final days of filming for Jeopardy! Season 39 in solidarity with the strike. Ken Jennings will take her place for the last week of filming takes place from May 16-19 at the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City.

Seth Meyers in the May 1, 2023 episode of 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'
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Late-Night Talk Shows

Late-night talk shows were the first hit by the strike, as their writers create new material on a daily basis.

Jimmy Kimmel Live!The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and Comedy Central’s The Daily Show have all gone dark amid the strike and will only be airing re-runs for the foreseeable future.

HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has also gone dark.

Samara Weaving attends the Los Angeles Special Screening of 'Chevalier'
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Little Sky

Netflix ordered its first-ever comedy pilot, Little Sky, in April 2023. The single-camera comedy stars and is executive produced by Samara Weaving. Production on the pilot halted in June, per Deadline.

Maya Rudolph in 'Loot' on Apple TV+
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Loot Season 2

Picketers shut down production on Apple TV+‘s Loot Season 2 in Bel Air on May 5, the fourth day of the strike, per Deadline.

2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards

2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards

The 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards was meant to be a live production hosted by Drew Barrymore. She pulled out as host in support of the strike on May 4, and the Sunday, May 7 award show was turned into a compilation of clips instead of a full live production.

Sam Esmail
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Sam Esmail‘s big-budget sci-fi series Metropolis has shut down production permanently due to the strike and rising production costs. It had been prepping in Australia with production set to begin sometime this summer. It was based on the 1927 Fritz Lang movie of the same name.

Outlander Season 7

Outlander Final Season

Outlander executive producer Maril Davis revealed at the Outlander Season 7 world premiere on Friday, June 9 that the writers room for the eighth and final season had convened pre-strike but has since stopped all work. They stand “in solidarity” with the writers, Davis said during the premiere panel at the Tribeca Festival in New York City. (Season 7 premieres Friday, June 16 on Starz.)

Any work on the Outlander spinoff, Blood of My Blood, is presumably paused as well.

Chrissy Metz, Yvette Nicole Brown, Joel McHale, Keke Palmer, and Jimmy Fallon in 'Password'
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Password Season 2

Jimmy Fallon and Keke Palmer‘s Password has been renewed for Season 2 as of May 12, but production on the new season will be delayed by the strike. According to Deadline, filming was expected to start shortly.

Michael Rainey in promo image for 'Power Book II: Ghost'

Power Book II: Ghost Season 4

Filming was halted on Power Book II: Ghost Season 4 on May 11 but may have resumed after a few hours, per Deadline.

Mekai Curtis in 'Power Book III: Raising Kanan'

Power Book III: Raising Kanan Season 3

The writers room on Power Book III: Raising Kanan Season 3 was closed due to the strike, per Deadline.

'Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin' finale
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Pretty Little Liars: Summer School

Like Power Book II: Ghost, picketers also shut down production on Pretty Little Liars spinoff, Pretty Little Liars: Summer School, on May 11, per Deadline. The fourth show in the PLL franchise was shooting just outside of New York City in a town called Newburgh.

'P-Valley' Season 2

P-Valley Season 3

Creator and showrunner Katori Hall tweeted on May 10 that production on P-Valley Season 3 will be on hold “until a fair deal is reached.”

“Despite rumors, due to the #WGA #WritersStrike filming on #PValley has been postponed. Like many of my fellow showrunners, I feel as though my writing & producing duties are inextricably linked,” Hall said, then bringing up the Directors Guild negotiations with the AMPTP that began on May 10 (a strike could be brewing there as well).

“I am also a member of the #DGA, whose #AMPTP contract begins negotiations TODAY. Overlapping issues abound and we shall see how these stories end,” Hall tweeted. “As a writer I strike with a sense of radical dignity — that our work must be valued for the magic it is. #WGAStrong #WritersStrike.”

Aida Osman and KaMillion in 'Rap Sh!t'
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RAP SH!T Season 2

RAP SH!T finished production on Season 2 in April just before the strike began.

Morfydd Clark and Charlie Vickers in 'The Rings of Power'
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The Rings of Power Season 2

The Rings of Power has opted to finish the final weeks of Season 2 production without showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay and the writers on set, per Variety. Decisions for the final 14 days of production (they’re reportedly set to wrap on May 23) will be made by non-writing executive producers, directors, and crew working on set in the U.K.

Chloe Fineman, Ego Nwodim, Heidi Gardner, Ana de Armas, and Molly Kearney in 'Saturday Night Live'
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Saturday Night Live Season 48

SNL was also quickly hit by the strike, along with the late-night talk shows. Pete Davidson’s first episode as host was meant to take place on May 6, with Kieran Culkin and Jennifer Coolidge set to host the last two episodes of the season later this May. Now, Ana de Armas’ episode serves as the Season 48 finale for the foreseeable future. Reruns will air in place of Culkin and Coolidge’s would-be time slots.

Adam Scott, Zach Cherry, John Turturro, and Britt Lower in 'Severance'
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Severance Season 2

Strike picketing shut down production on Severance Season 2 on Monday, May 8 in New York, per Deadline.

As comic, writer, and host Adam Conover said in a May 8 tweet, “Hey Apple: no more eps of your hit show about workers using collective action to fight back against an exploitative tech company until you give your real-life workers a fair deal. THANK YOU to the Teamsters and IATSE crew who honored our picket line!”

Brian Tyree Henry at the 2023 Met Gala
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Sinking Spring

WGA assembled a picket line outside the set of Apple TV+’s Sinking Spring on Tuesday, May 9 in Philadelphia, shutting down production for the day, per Leight. See video of production trucks returning to Delco Studios after refusing to cross picket lines here.

The new series stars Brian Tyree Henry, Wagner Moura, and more.

Millie Bobby Brown in the 'Stranger Things' Season 4 finale

Stranger Things Final Season

The strike has halted all production on Stranger Things Season 5, the final season of Netflix‘s hit sci-fi drama. The Duffer brothers, the creators of the series, announced the production delay on Twitter on May 6.

“Duffers here,” the brothers wrote. “Writing does not stop when filming begins. While we’re excited to start production with our amazing cast and crew, it is not possible during this strike. We hope a fair deal is reached soon so we can all get back to work. Until then — over and out. #wgastrong.”

Elisabeth Moss and O-T Fagbenle in 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 5
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The Handmaid's Tale Final Season

Yahlin Chang, co-showrunner and executive producer of The Handmaid’s Tale, told Reuters that all writing on the sixth and final season halted when the strike began. The writing staff had written a few of the early episodes, and filming was meant to begin in late summer.

Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey in 'The Last of Us'

The Last of Us Season 2

Casting for The Last of Us Season 2 had begun when the strike put those efforts on hold.

According to Variety, the series had been auditioning actors. In the absence of Season 2 scripts, those actors were asked to read dialogue taken straight from The Last of Us Part II video game on which the season will be based.

Pedro Pascal in 'The Mandalorian' Season 3

The Mandalorian Season 4

Pedro Pascal‘s other major series has also reportedly experienced production delays on its upcoming season. According to Deadline, The Mandalorian Season 4’s start of production date will likely be pushed back because of the strike.

Jeff Bridges in 'The Old Man'
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The Old Man Season 2

Filming of The Old Man Season 2 is being suspended after completing Episode 4 on Monday, May 22, per Deadline.

The Jeff Bridges series reportedly had five completed scripts it intended to film before a strike break, but Episode 5 needed edits that can’t be completed because of the strike, thus ending its plans one episode early. Production is set to resume after the strike is over.

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The Penguin

Like Daredevil, Matt Reeves’ The Penguin has also faced multiple shutdowns due to picketers since May. According to Deadline, it has now halted production until the strike ends.

Nickelodeon's 'The Really Loud House' cast
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The Really Loud House Season 2

Picketers shut down production on Nickelodeon‘s family comedy The Really Loud House Season 2 in New Mexico in May, per Deadline. It’s not clear when/if production will resume.

Katherine Langford
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The Venery of Samantha Bird

Katherine Langford stars in the upcoming Starz drama The Venery of Samantha Bird. The series had filmed six out of eight episodes for its debut season when the strike paused production indefinitely on May 6, per Deadline.

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2023 Tony Awards

The WGA denied the Tony Awards Management Committee’s waiver request that would have allowed the televised ceremony to take place on June 11. But the committee’s appeal was approved. The agreement was that the Tony Awards could continue without a script and that the WGA would not picket the event, but it still encouraged union members not to attend.

The awards show took place on June 11 as planned. Ariana DeBose hosted live and unscripted, and category presenters read off cue cards. Their commentary on stage was basic name introductions of the category and the nominees, but some presenters improvised a bit more.

Neil Patrick Harris in 'Uncoupled'
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Uncoupled Season 2

After being canceled by Netflix and saved by ShowtimeUncoupled Season 2 was set to begin filming this summer. Production is now halted until further notice.

“We were going to start filming it in the beginning of July but the writers strike is happening,” star Neil Patrick Harris said on The View on Friday, June 2. “So, everything is sort of on pause — go writers, writers strong.”

“We’re just going to wait until that [writers strike] plays itself out,” he said, adding, “Hopefully we’ll be able to start filming in warm weather. We filmed Season 1 in cold weather and it’s less fun to have like dating shows where you’re walking down Central Park and like freezing and shivering. [It’s] more fun in a tank top.”

Rob Lowe and Owen Lowe in 'Unstable'
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Unstable Season 2

Season 1 of the Rob and Owen Lowe Netflix series ended on March 30. Unstable Season 2 had not yet been officially green-lit when production for it began, but things were chugging along on the new installments, per Deadline.

Scripts for six out of the eight Season 2 episodes had been written, and principal photography was soon to begin when production was paused on May 4 due to the strike.

Kim Fields and Mike Epps in 'The Upshaws' Season 3 Episode 2

The Upshaws Season 4

Production on The Upshaws Season 4 has been halted during the strike, co-star and executive producer Wanda Sykes told Variety. Ten out of the season’s 12 episodes have already been filmed and are still set to release on August 17 on Netflix.

Ava DuVernay (L); Lauren Ridloff (C); Joshua Jackson (R)
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Untitled Ava DuVernay Series

Production has been halted on Ava DuVernay‘s untitled romantic drama starring Lauren Ridloff and Joshua Jackson, Deadline reports.

DuVernay had signed a three-year script-to-series deal with Starz for the show in May 2022. The show had started filming in Wilmington, North Carolina in March, but is now paused indefinitely.

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Wonder Man

Yahya Adbul-Mateen II is starring in the upcoming Marvel series Wonder Man on Disney+. Filming on the show was shut down on two separate days by two picketers in Los Angeles, according to Deadline. The series is meant to film through August, so it’s likely that shoot days will continue to be interrupted, should the series continue with production during the strike.

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While You Were Breeding

Kristin Newman’s Freeform comedy While You Were Breeding halted post-production in solidarity with the strike. Newman, a writer on That 70s Show, Chuck, How I Met Your Mother, Galavant, The Muppets, and Real O’Neals, announced the “incredibly painful” decision herself on Facebook in May, per Deadline.

The series, based on her travel memoir What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding, relies heavily on voiceover, with the VO script pulled from her own journals, Newman explained, “so it’s impossible to edit without writing.”

Instead of debuting on Freeform in August 2023, it will now premiere sometime in 2024.

Courtney Eaton, Sophie Nélisse, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Liv Hewson, Samantha Hanratty, Mya Lowe, Jenna Burgess, and Alexa Barajas in 'Yellowjackets' Season 2 Episode 6
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Yellowjackets Season 3

The Yellowjackets Season 3 writers room got one day of work in before the strike halted production.

“Well, we had exactly one day in the #YellowJackets S3 writers’ room,” co-creator Ashley Lyle tweeted on May 2. “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.”

The remaining episodes of Yellowjackets Season 2 will not be impacted by the strike.

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You Bet Your Life with Jay Leno

Jay Leno’s syndicated game show has halted production until the strike ends.

Robert De Niro at the Tribeca Festival on June 12, 2023
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Zero Day

Netflix’s Zero DayRobert De Niro‘s first ever TV show — has suspended production amid the work stoppage.

Drew Barrymore for 'The Drew Barrymore Show'
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The Drew Barrymore Show

Drew Barrymore received a wave of criticism from fans and fellow celebrities when announcing The Drew Barrymore Show would return on September 18 (the WGA also picketed the show starting September 11, see link above). She said the show would comply with writers and actors strike rules, but returning at all without the writers is a violation of the rules. After posting, and then deleting, a video apology, Barrymore announced her talk show would delay its premiere until the strikes are over.

'The Talk' hosts Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Sheryl Underwood, Natalie Morales, and Jerry O'Connell
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The Talk

Hours after Barrymore made her announcement to delay, The Talk quickly followed suit. (Both talk shows are produced by CBS Media Ventures, though Drew is syndicated and The Talk is on CBS.) After pressure online and a WGA picket on September 14, CBS announced The Talk “is pausing its season premiere scheduled for September 18″ and “will continue to evaluate plans for a new launch date.”

Jennifer Hudson on 'The Jennifer Hudson Show'
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The Jennifer Hudson Show

The Drew Barrymore Show delay proved to be a domino effect for talk shows. The Jennifer Hudson Show announced it would delay its September 18 premiere just hours after The Talk followed Barrymore’s lead. Like Drew and The Talk, The Jennifer Hudson Show employs WGA writers and is thus a struck production.

Bill Maher in Season 15 of 'Real Time With Bill Maher'
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Real Time With Bill Maher

Drew‘s move affected at least one late-night talk show. On Monday, September 18, Bill Maher backtracked his decision to bring Real Time With Bill Maher back during the strikes. While he said the move was made because the WGA (of which Maher is a member, opening him up to penalties from the guild) and AMPTP were returning to negotiations, he was the last of the talk shows that got heat last week to go back on their decision to return following Barrymore’s announcement.