Something bigger than Vecna, the WGA strike, has forced the fifth and final season of Stranger Things to stop production.
Stranger Things has become the latest victim of the Writers Guild of America strike, as production on the final season has been turned upside down. The Duffer Brothers took to Twitter to let their fans know that due to the strike, which officially began on May 2nd, filming would have to be halted.
Filming on the fifth and final season of Stranger Things was set to begin next month, but with the strike now in full swing, it is impossible to predict when cameras will roll. The filming of the fifth and final season
Stranger things had been scheduled to begin next month. However, with the strike in full swing it is impossible to predict when the cameras will start rolling. The strike could also delay the streaming debut. Although an original date had not been announced, it is possible that this will happen. The eerie and foreboding finale of season four suggests that Hawkins will be heading into its darkest time yet. Fans will have to wait a little longer. The WGA will be on the picket lines with you. Members of the Negotiating Committee, Board and Council will be out with you on the picket lines.” The Hollywood Reporter notes that “the guild is seeking viewership transparency from streamers, increased wage floor, and protections against mini-rooms and the use of artificial intelligence.” The strike will at least give David Harbour some time to take a break from his diet of cheeseburgers.
Stranger Things joins an ever-growing list of productions that have been slowed due to the strike, including Marvel’s Blade, Netflix’s Cobra Kai and HBO’s House of the Dragon.
This is the first WGA strike since the one in 2007-2008. That strike, which lasted over three months, had a tremendous impact on the film and television world, with projects in the Bond, X-Men and Transformers franchises falling victim in one way or another, while TV saw dozens of shows seeing episodes cut, seasons refocused and staff fired. Still, the longest strike in WGA history was in 1988, lasting 153 days…And that, boys and girls, is how we ended up with the atrocious rushed script for Halloween 4.
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