Sunday, May 28, 2023

The Last of Us: Hollywood writers strike halts filming of its second season

An unexpected shadow hangs over the world of entertainment as fans anxiously await new installments of their favorite series for this 2023. While some productions have finished filming months ago, others are affected by a writers’ strike that threatens to delay its release.

From hit shows like Stranger Things and The Last of Us to Cobra Kai, Abbott College, Hacks and even the upcoming adaptation of George RR Martin’s acclaimed book Game of Thrones, the effects of the strike are already felt on streaming giants like Netflix. are being felt. , HBO, Disney and Paramount.

Why did the strike start?

On May 2, the Writers Guild of Hollywood (WGA) decided to go on strike after failing to reach an agreement with the Alliance of Film and Television Producers (AMPTP) in negotiations for a new collective agreement. As a result, screenwriters have stopped writing, pickets have been formed to block access to film sets, and many actors and directors have expressed their solidarity with the writers.

More than 10,000 writers have joined the indefinite strike, which has affected The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Saturday Night Live, which had to suspend its recording.

Series from renowned studios have also been affected, with the strike announcing delays for new seasons.

The premiere of the second season of The Last of Us will be delayed.

But what about The Last of Us? This acclaimed HBO Max production starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey has been one of the sensations of this 2023, breaking viewership records in Spain according to Warner Bros. However, the second season had to put production on hold due to the writers’ strike.

Uncertainty and anxiety have gripped the entertainment industry, as screenwriters play a vital role in creating audiovisual content. Without their scripts, production has stalled, leading to delays and in some cases even cancellations.

The strike has generated widespread support among actors and directors, many of whom have taken to the streets in demonstrations and urging producers to reach a settlement that meets the writers’ demands.

As the strike continues, fans of the affected series and movies will have to be patient as they are expected to wait longer than expected to enjoy new seasons and instalments. While this can be frustrating for fans, it is important to remember that writers are fighting for their rights and fair working conditions. Talks between the Hollywood Writers Guild and the Film and Television Producers Alliance are expected to continue

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