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Blade to Yellowjackets: Every TV show and movie affected by the Hollywood writers’ strike

Starting this Tuesday (May 2), the Writers Guild of America has officially taken action to protest unfair pay.

While the immediate effects of this landmark writers’ strike can be seen – all late-night talk shows have been temporarily canceled – the long-term impact could be key. for multiple scripting projects.

Below is a list of TV shows and movies affected by select lines.

Late Night Stories

Network programs include ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live!CBS Late Show with Stephen Colbert and NBC Tonight’s Show Starring Jimmy Fallon And A Late Night Story With Seth Meyersare being interrupted, with repeats expected to run in their place.

Central comedy Daily programhosted by a host of comedians since Trevor Noah’s departure, will also be paused.

Meanwhile, live production of streaming shows like HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher And Last week Tonight with John Oliver has stopped.

Abbott Elementary School

Quinta Brunson in ‘Abbot Elementary School’


Writing for the third season of ABC’s groundbreaking fantasy series Abbott Elementary School, created and starring Quinta Brunson, is scheduled to begin May 2. However, the writers’ room has since closed.

In a recent appearance on PBS’s Democracy now!writer Brittani Nichols discussed the impact the strike could have “on the number of episodes” they were able to complete.

“We are a program that writes as we broadcast,” Nicols said. “If this strike goes on for a significant amount of time, our show won’t launch on time.”

Big mouth

Popular Netflix Adult Cartoons Big mouth only six weeks to write the eighth and final part. If the strike does not happen, writing will be completed by August. Diversity report.

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Grand cobra

Jon Hurwitz, screenwriter for Netflix Karate boy spin-off series, Grand cobratweeted that season six’s writers room had put down their “pencils”, leaving “no writers on set”.

Sean Kanan as Mike Barnes in ‘Cobra Kai’


good sign

Written for the second season of the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s best-selling novels good sign completed, scheduled to launch this summer.

However, the author, who joined the strike, tweeted that he “may not be able to advertise .” [season two] as I expected”.

Saturday Night Live

NBC sketch comedy series, Saturday Night LiveWell, it’s time to stop. Former actor Pete Davidson, who was scheduled to host the show on May 6, said the cancellation of his episode was “bad”.


CBS has discontinued production on its long-running talk show Conversation in the middle of the strike. Although the previous episodes have been recorded, they will still be broadcast as scheduled.

yellow jacket

Showtime’s hit thriller, yellow jacketthere’s only one day left to write for the third season when everything shuts down.

Melanie Lynskey in ‘Yellowjackets’

(Colin Bentley / SHOWTIME)

Series co-creator Ashley Lyle posted the update on Twitter, along with a positive note: “It’s been amazing, creatively invigorating and so much fun, and I’m really excited to be filming return to it as soon as the WGA receives the award. fair deal.”

To learn more about why Hollywood screenwriters stand out, read here and find out all the celebrities who have joined select lines here.

MTV Movie and TV Awards

Drew Barrymore has given up hosting the 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards in favor of a Hollywood writers strike.

“I’ve listened to the writers’ opinions and to truly respect them, I’m turning to the live MTV Movie & TV Awards in solidarity with the strike,” she said in a statement. dad.

The event’s red carpet was also cancelled, however, the awards ceremony was still broadcast live on Sunday (May 7) without the host and any members of the Writers Guild of America.


Hollywood Reporter reported on May 5 that Marvel has discontinued pre-production on Tongue reboot starring Mahershala Ali.

The reboot of the Wesley Snipes classic will also feature Aaron Pierre, Delroy Lindo and Mia Goth.

The project has been hit again and again since it was announced at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019.


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