Here Are All The TV Shows And Movies That Will Be Delayed Due To The Hollywood Strikes

The 2023 strikes in Hollywood are in full swing and production on some of our favourite TV shows and movies has been halted.

You may have seen some reports in the news about both the Writers Guild of America and the SAG-AFTRA strikes. While the UK has seen its fair share of strikes over the last year, in America workers are having similar issues. While this might not seem like a UK issue straight away, it turns out a lot of our favourite shows and movies are written, filmed and produced in the US–– especially a lot of big Netflix hits and we’ll definitely feel the impact of the strike in the UK too.

What are these strikes?

There are two ongoing strikes in the US that are impacting Hollywood. The first has been ongoing since May and is the result of an ongoing dispute between the Writers Guild of America (WGA) union and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). The dispute is over the incomes of writers on hit TV shows as a result of streaming media, claiming that they’ve had their salaries drastically cut since a decade ago. There’s also talk of ChatGPT and other AI replacing actual writers.

The second strike is between the SAG-AFTRA union and the AMPTP, and as of the 14th of July actors across Hollywood have joined writers in striking. Similar to the writers, Hollywood actors are striking due to a collapse of contract negotiations and unfair pay.

This is the first time in 63 years that Hollywood has completely shut down in terms of actors, but the WGA previously went on strike in 2007-2008 and took months to reach an agreement, meaning lots of hit shows at the time including Lost, Gossip Girl, and Breaking Bad were massively impacted. Of course, thanks to the pandemic TV shows and films were massively affected over the last few years with severe delays and cancellations and it seems like things were just getting back on track.

But, let’s not forget behind every great TV show or movie is a team of amazing writers and actors and without them, we wouldn’t have our fave shows to binge. So, while we’re definitely going to feel the impact of the strike, it’s a reminder of how important the writers and actors are and that the best shows don’t just make themselves!

What TV shows will be impacted?

The following TV shows and movies have been confirmed to either have stopped production or have closed their writers’ rooms, either in support of the strikes or because the writers are on strike.

  • Stranger Things, Season 5 – Netflix (reportedly will start filming in 2027)
  • The Last Of Us, Season 2 – HBO (on an indefinite hiatus)
  • Euphoria, Season 3 – HBO (reportedly delayed until 2026)
  • Wednesday, Season 2 – Netflix (on an indefinite hiatus)
  • Emily In Paris, Season 4 – Netflix
  • The White Lotus, Season 3 – HBO
  • YellowJackets, Season 3 – Showtime
  • The Handmaid’s Tale, Season 6 – Hulu (on an indefinite hiatus)
  • Abbot Elementary, Season 3 – ABC
  • American Horror Story, Season 12 – FX
  • Big Mouth, Season 8 – Netflix
  • Cobra Kai, Season 6 – Netflix
  • Family Guy, Season 22 – Fox
  • Good Trouble, Season 5 Part 2 – Freeform
  • Hacks, Season 3 – HBO
  • A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight – HBO (an upcoming Game of Thrones prequel)
  • Severance, Season 2 – Apple TV

What movies will be impacted?

The following movies have had production shut down or delayed due to both of the ongoing strikes.

  • Deadpool 3
  • Dune Part Two
  • Challengers
  • Beetlejuice 2
  • It Ends With Us
  • Spider-Man 4
  • Gladiator 2
  • Wicked Part 1 and Part 2

One of the biggest delays on this list is Stranger Things as fans are impatiently waiting for the fifth and final season after season four was delayed by COVID. However, it’s been confirmed that production will be halted until a fair deal is reached and no filming has begun for season 5, and won’t until the strike ends. With shows as huge and as highly anticipated as Stranger Things, Euphoria and The White Lotus leading the way, hopefully, more shows will follow suit and help to fight for fairer wages for everyone.

Late-night TV in the US will also be heavily impacted with shows such as Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on pause, although this won’t have a huge impact on those in the UK.

It’s expected that more shows and movies will be confirmed to have production halted in the coming weeks, so we can definitely expect to be waiting a bit longer for some of our fave shows to come out.