Abbott Elementary (ABC)
LAST AIRED: Season 2 finale aired April 19.
STATUS: “They were supposed to be going back into the writers’ room [on May 3] to start on the third season,” cast member Sheryl Lee Ralph told TODAY.com. But with the strike now underway, “They won’t be.”
Abbott writer Brittani Nichols similarly told Democracy Now, “We are a show that writes while we air, so if this strike goes on for a significant period of time, our show will not come out on time. And that could change the amount of episodes, which people I’m sure will be very upset about. It could change the air date. It could change a lot of different things.”
I would rather wait for the shows I watch than have scabs cross the picket line. Glad these productions are standing with the unions.
I can wait. I’ve got a plethora of backlogged shows to watch.
Do we know the status of the Handmaid’s Tale’s last season?
Bradley Whitford had previously said filming was not to begin until August. According to a recent Reuters article, co-executive producer and writer Yahlin Chang said a few early season episodes have been written but that writing has been halted. So we’ll see if that production dates ends up getting pushed, but it was already looking like we wouldn’t get it until early 2024, now possibly even later in 2024. (All of this said, I agree with RITK21 above and support the WGA).
I’m waiting for the DGA and SAG-AFTRA unions to strike when their contracts end in June (or thereabouts). Expecting strong solidarity across the board. They all have my full support!
I thought Raising Kanan had already finished filming for season 3, is it possible they are talking about season 4 writing?
Yellowjackets are filmed ahead more than a week that’s ridiculous anything can happen to anyone!
They’re crazy from what I read May 28th was there finale date…..
They were starting to write season 3, season 2 is done