Law & Order, Yellowstone, And The Boys Offer Updates As Actors Strike Ends
Yellowstone and Law & Order rank high on the list of shows that can resume filming with the end of the actors strike. And SAG-AFTRA reaching a tentative agreement on a new contract marks the end of Hollywood’s longest actors strike ever.
Find out which shows will return to filming. And keep reading to see what some TV show creators revealed.
TV Show Creators Share Updates Amid Actors’ Strike Ending
As SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP achieved a tentative deal on a new contract, the guild revealed that the 118-day work stoppage would end. And the proposed contract goes to the union’s national board. After that, the 160,000+ eligible members will cast their votes to ratify the contract, according to TV Insider.
But the news made some TV show creators and stars eager to offer updates. For instance, Quinta Brunson shared that Abbott Elementary will begin filming Season 3. And Law & Order: SVU‘s former show runner Warren Leight dished on the length of the next season. But The Boys creator Eric Kripke went for the most detailed discussion on where The Boys Season 4 paused amid the strike. And he also shared what will happen when the actors head back to work.
However, some shows did get cancelled amid the strike. For example, Hulu’s The Great and Ava DuVernay‘s untitled drama with Lauren Ridloff and Joshua Jackson both faced cancellation.
My guess, #SVU fans, is that SVU manages to salvage a 13 episode season. So glad the entire SVU cast and crew can get back to work. Congratulations @SagAftra for walking these many months. #Solidarity.— Warren Leight (@warrenleightTV) November 9, 2023
Law & Order – Shares News
When Law & Order: SVU former show runner Warren Leight learned about the strike ending, he headed to Twitter to offer his thoughts. And he posted, “My guess, #SVU fans, is that SVU manages to salvage a 13 episode season. So glad the entire SVU cast and crew can get back to work. Congratulations @SagAftra for walking these many months. #Solidarity.”
And Abbott Elementary Season 3’s Brunson offered an update on the ABC comedy. A fan who asked if filming would resume, she posted a video saying, “Well, yes!”
However, The Boys Season 4 creator Kripke sought to get fans enthusiastic about the fourth season. And he posted, “Here’s the update. Editing: done. VFX: halfway done. Music & sound: quarter done. Now that the SAG strike is over (yay), the actors can record additional dialogue.”
And Kripke added, “No airdate yet.” But he promised that the season “will be worth the wait. It could be our best season. For sure our craziest.”
Yellowstone – Plans Spin-Offs
Meanwhile, Paramount Network revealed Yellowstone will air its final season starting in November 2024. And the network also will offer two new spin-offs per TV Insider.
But at first Yellowstone planned to air the second half of season 5 this year. However, the WGA and SAG strikes put production on pause. And Yellowstone then will conclude after that fifth season. The ending to the popular show comes as Yellowstone star Kevin Costner clashes with the show’s co-creator, Taylor Sheridan.
“Within five years, we grew Yellowstone from a hit U.S. cable show with five million viewers into a global hit franchise with over 100 million fans around the world and multiple extensions – and, we’re just getting started,” said Chris McCarthy, President/CEO, Showtime & MTV Entertainment Studios. And McCarthy promised that the spin-offs “will take audiences on a thrilling, new and unexpected journey with the complex and compelling storytelling that has become a hallmark of the franchise and has helped turn it into a worldwide cultural phenomenon.”
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