The late-night shows were the first to go off air. The MTV Movie & TV Awards were forced to switch to a pretaped show after host Drew Barrymore dropped out. And work on the final season of the chart-topping Netflix show “Stranger Things” has halted. Productions across Hollywood are feeling the pinch as the strike by 11,000 television and movie writers, which began last week , continues. The Writers Guild of America is demanding an increase in minimum wages and standardization of residual or royalty payments, among other priorities. Why over 11,000 TV and movie writers are striking and the shows affected Actors including Cynthia Nixon, Rob Lowe and Natasha Lyonne have joined writers picketing outside studio offices in recent days, while others have drawn attention to the strike on Twitter and Instagram. Here are some of the productions affected by the strike. ‘Stranger Things' The production of Season 5, the last of the “Stranger Things” series, will not go ahead during the strike, the Duffer brothers said Sunday night on Twitter . “Writing does not stop when filming begins,” the show's executive producers and creators said in support of the strike, adding that they hope a fair deal is reached “soon” to enable work to resume. The fifth season was supposed to begin filming in June . The news is likely to disappoint fans of the most-streamed show of 2022 . ‘Cobra Kai' The writers of the Netflix martial arts comedy-drama have put down their pencils, and there are no writers on set, co-creator Jon Hurwitz said. “These aren't fun times, but it's unfortunately necessary,” he said in a tweet . ‘Yellowjackets' The writer's room on the Showtime psychological thriller stopped work after only one day on Season 3, said Ashley Lyle, one of the creators. “It was amazing, and creatively invigorating, and so much fun, and I'm very excited to get back to it as soon as the #WGA gets a fair deal,” she said on Twitter . ‘Good Omens' Promotional events […]
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