‘The Walking Dead’ (And Many Other Shows) Could Be Seriously Affected By The WGA Strike

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04.20.17 7 Comments

When The Walking Dead returns for season eight, there will be All-Out War between Rick and Negan. But that’s not the only conflict going on. If the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers can’t reach an agreement by May 1, the WGA, who want more money (writing jobs pay less than they used to thanks to shorter seasons) and better healthcare, will go on strike the next day. “Should this occur,” executive director David J. Young said, “writing for television, feature films, and digital series will cease. Some scripted series scheduled to air in the summer of 2017 may be affected as writing and producing for the season is ongoing.”

Late-night talk shows will be immediately affected (expect nothing but reruns), as could any series that’s set to begin filming in May, including American Horror Story, Jessica Jones, Star Trek Discovery, and, you guessed it, The Walking Dead. (Game of Thrones, Twin Peaks, and Orange Is the New Black, among others, will be fine; the new seasons are all ready to go.)

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