Hollywood strikes impact movies and TV shows by actors and screenwriters

Hollywood productions and promotional tours have come to a halt as actors join writers on picket lines in their pursuit of new contracts with studios and streaming services. The writers' strike has already resulted in the long-term hiatus of late-night talk shows and several television productions. Now, even movie tentpoles, some of which were in mid-production, are shutting down. Among them are Ridley Scott's "Gladiator" sequel, featuring Paul Mescal and Pedro Pascal, as well as Marvel and Disney's "Deadpool 3," starring Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman.

While films that have already completed principal photography may not be immediately affected, those scheduled for release next year are facing uncertainty. Several shows and films have been suspended due to the ongoing strike. Some notable movies in production that have shut down include "Deadpool 3," "Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part II," "Gladiator 2," "Lilo & Stitch," "Venom 3," and an untitled Brad Pitt F1 film.

Additionally, various TV shows have paused work during the writers' strike. These include popular series like "Stranger Things," "Cobra Kai," "Big Mouth," "American Horror Story," "Yellowjackets," "Billions," "The Chi," and "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight." Streaming platforms such as Netflix, Max, and Apple TV+ have been affected, with shows like "Hacks," "Penguin," "Duster," "1923," "Severance," and "Metropolis" on hold.

Several late-night talk shows have also canceled episodes due to the strike, including "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert," "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," "Late Night With Seth Myers," "Saturday Night Live," and "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver."

It is important to note that the immediate impact on movie releases in the coming months may be limited, as many films have already completed production. However, the long-term consequences of the strike may affect the industry's future projects. For more information on the Hollywood strikes, readers can visit the link provided.


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