While the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers of the United States (AMPTP) will resume talks on Wednesday with the Hollywood Writers Guild (WGA) to try to resolve the conflict that has kept writers on strike since last May , there are so many series that they hung on by a thread, and to the extent that it was postponed to 2024 or 2025.
For example, new seasons of popular series like “Stranger Things”, “The Boys”, “Abbott Elementary” and “Euphoria”, as well as other brand new titles from the Marvel Universe, are some of the productions that were postponed. For a definite or indefinite period within the framework of a simultaneous strike carried out by the screenwriters and actors unions of the United States.
Due to double force measures, writers are on strike since May 2 and interpreters since July 14.There was an almost immediate impact on projects of all types for the industry’s major studios, and in this case it also included the cancellation of some television format proposals that were in development, such as “Metropolis”, an adaptation of the classic 1927 sci-fi directed by Fritz Lang. Fiction film.
Of the famous bands that decided The fifth and final season of the popular “Stranger Things” is delaying the launch of its new installments. It was confirmed months ago that it would star Linda Hamilton and is now only set to premiere on Netflix in 2025, when its lead cast – who began the strip in their teens – will already be in their twenties.
The fourth installment of the bloody and extremely intense superhero series will also be seen later than expected. “The Boys,” although already completely filmed, will arrive on Amazon Prime Video in the middle of next year; and the third of the acclaimed and multi-award-winning sitcom “Abbott Elementary” (in Argentina it arrives via Star+), which was in full production when it was decided to postpone it to 2024.
The third season of the youth drama “Euphoria”, created by Sam Levinson and with Zendaya in the lead role, will likely arrive on HBO Max during 2025; While the second batch of great thrillers and science fiction offers “Severance” is scheduled to arrive on Apple TV+ early next year, though new delays have not been ruled out.
There are several that were decided to be postponed to 2024, but without a specific date, such as the third installment of the two-part mystery drama “Yellowjackets” (Paramount+).the fourth of the police anthology strip “True Detective” (HBO Max), starring Jodie Foster; and the third installment of the award-winning black comedy “The White Lotus” (HBO Max).
The second season of the detective proposal “Citadel” (Amazon Prime Video) with Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra, “Peacemaker” (HBO Max, from DC Universe), and the crime comedy “Poker Face” (Universal + in our country), starring Rian Johnson. Produced by and led by Natasha Lyonne; They complete the list of series that are expected to return next year.
Not excluded from the list of delayed productions are productions related to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including “Echo” and “Agatha: Darkhold Diaries”, eyeing a 2024 release, a spin-off of “WandaVision” with Kathryn Hahn; And yet “Ironheart” with Charlie Cox, Jon Bernthal and Vincent D’Onofrio from “Black Panther” and “The Daredevil: Born Again” hasn’t found a single spot on the calendar.
Many others still find themselves filming shut down, but with high expectations or guarantees of being wiped off the map before the labor rights demanded by unions are met – or simply wiped off the map: That category includes the spectacular “The Last of Us” 2 (HBO Max), “Endor” 2 and “The Mandalorian” 4, both from the Star Wars saga (Disney+); “The Handmaid’s Tale” 6 (Paramount+); “Tulsa King” 2 (Paramount+); “Cobra Kai” 6 (Netflix); “The Penguin” (HBO Max, about the famous Batman villain of the title); and the recently renewed “One Piece” (Netflix); and many more.
Meanwhile, there are already at least three series that were completely canceled by the studio, such as “Metropolis”, a mini-series version of one of the milestones of German Expressionist cinema that the director and screenwriter Sam is recognized as having been in the hands of Ismail. Responsible for strips such as “Mr. Robot” and “Homecoming”, and which were canceled by Universal and Apple TV+ on the grounds of a strike and “increasing costs” of production.
And although it had already come to light with the first season, the science fiction strip “La Periferia” was also removed from the proposal – also after the renewal – a multi-temporary storyline that was added to the catalog of Amazon Prime Video. , based on the novel of the same name by William Gibson, with the seal of approval from Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy (creators of “Westworld”) and starring Chloe Grace Moretz.
Ultimately, the same fate befell “A League of Their Own”, inspired by the film “A Very Special Team” (1922) and about the early days of the first women’s baseball league in the United States in the early 1940s , Jo Bhi Aayi Thi premiered on Prime Video in August 2022 and already had a second season in development.