All the TV shows and movies affected by the WGA writers’ strike (updated)

All the TV shows and movies affected by the WGA writers’ strike (updated)

The WGA writers’ strike has officially begun and picket lines have formed across Hollywood and New York. This shutdown means that many scripted projects will inevitably go dark, resulting in a Hollywood shutdown not seen since COVID, and not felt since the last WGA strike 15 years ago. Variety will keep readers informed with a drop-down list of everything that has been put on hold following the strike, which went into effect on Tuesday. For more information on the strike, see Variety’s FAQ introduction on what it means for the industry.

UPDATE: Added “Andor”, “Stranger Things”, “Evil”, “Blade”, and “Rings of Power” updates.

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LATE EVENING SHOWS GET DARK. ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” CBS’s “The Late Show,” and NBC’s “Tonight” and “Late Night” are all on hiatus and reruns will air. HBO will also cease live production of “Real Time with Bill Maher” and “Last Week Tonight” with John Oliver. Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” (which was currently hosted by a rotating cast of comedians) is also on hiatus.


The writers’ room for the Emmy-darling third season “Abbott Elementary” was scheduled to convene on May 2. This room is closed. In an interview with “Democracy Now,” writer Brittani Nichols revealed that this strike may ultimately impact how many episodes they can write for the upcoming season. “We’re a show that writes while we broadcast,” Nichols said. “If this strike lasts for a significant period of time, our show will not come out on time and it could change the number of episodes which I’m sure people will be very upset about.”


Scripts for AMC’s Anne Rice series and their “Walking Dead” spinoff shows have been completed, but no production has begun.


Showrunner Tony Gilroy, who has come under fire for apparently continuing unwritten production work on “Andor” after a strike, has confirmed he has ceased all activities on the Disney+ show. In a statement Tuesday, he said Variety: “I halted ALL writing and writing-related work on ANDOR before midnight May 1st. After being briefed on Saturday’s showrunner meeting, I informed Chris Keyser at the WGA on Sunday morning that I would also discontinue ALL unwritten production functions.” “Andor” Season 2 has filmed in the UK


The Netflix animated series was six weeks after writing the show’s 8th and final season. The creators would have finished writing in August without a strike.


Marvel has halted pre-production on the “Blade” vampire reboot, which is set to star Mahershala Ali as the titular vampire hunter.


“Cobra Kai” has closed its writers room for Season 6. Series co-creator Jon Hurwitz tweeted “pencils down” in solidarity. The writers room is closed and no writers are currently on set for the production of Season 6.


Production on Season 4 of the Paramount+ series ended ahead of schedule as filming was impacted by a cast member leaving on personal business and picketing by WGA members.


Neil Gaiman also showed his support for the writers’ strike. The creator tweeted earlier that the long-awaited season 2 of “Good Omens,” starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen, would appear this summer. However, if you’re hoping for an emotional press tour from Gaiman, you may need divine intervention as the writer is on strike.


Unlike the aforementioned late-night shows, Fox News Channel revealed that it will continue to air new shows from Greg Gutfeld’s talk show schedule.


All of the scripts for the second season of the ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off ‘House of the Dragon’ have been turned in. Read the full story here.


Mayim Bialik is stepping down as host of longtime game show “Jeopardy!” in support of the strike, due to WGA writers usually working on the Sony-produced show. Production will continue on Season 39, however, with Bialik’s co-host Ken Jennings replacing her for the remainder of the season.


Host Drew Barrymore has stepped down from her role as host of the MTV Movie Awards. The red carpet for this star-studded event was also rolled out in the wake of the strike.


Production on the second season of the Issa Rae series wrapped in April.


‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ will continue production on the second season amid the ongoing WGA strike, but the Amazon Prime Video show will not use the services of executive producers JD Payne and Patrick McKay (who are supporting the guild on strike).


The live sketch show died out in support of the writers’ strike. Former cast member Pete Davidson was scheduled to host on May 6 with musical guest Lil Uzi Vert.


“Stranger Things” creators, the Duffer Brothers, have shared a statement that production will not move forward on the Netflix series until an agreement is reached between the WGA and AMPTP.


The daily talk show “The Talk” will not be running. However, new episodes previously recorded and scheduled to air will remain on the program. Previously released episode listings remain accurate for this week.


“Yellowjackets” series co-creator Ashley Lyle tweeted that all writing progress on Season 3 of the Showtime drama has stalled after exactly one day of progress. “It was amazing, creatively invigorating and so much fun, and I’m so excited to be back to it once the WGA gets a fair deal,” she tweeted.

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