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TV series and movies which could be affected by the actors strike

Katherine Sidnell

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TV series and movies which could be affected by the actors strike

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It’s been 74 days since the writers' strike began, but the dispute between studios and the group is still far from over.

As actors join those striking over pay this week, Hollywood has well and truly ground to a halt.

Here’s how some of your favourite TV shows and films may be affected by the mass walk-out.

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Strikes have been taking place outside major studios. Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images
Strikes have been taking place outside major studios. Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images

The industrial action began back in early May, with the Writers Guild taking action over pay as workers demand a living wage.

Many are also demanding better residual fees from networks, with some writers getting just pennies each time an episode is streamed online.

Over 11,000 members of the union have already participated in the US strike, with many refusing to return without a better offer.

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The strike action has had a major effect on studios, delaying some of the biggest franchises in the business.

Actors have also been joining the picket line in support, with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) also announcing industrial action over residual fees this week (July 13).

One of the biggest actors’ unions in the US, its 160,000 members will now stage a mass walkout causing the biggest shut-down in Hollywood since the 60s.

In fact, the cast of Oppenheimer left the London premiere as a mark of solidarity – including Emily Blunt, Matt Damon and Florence Pugh.

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Giving fans a taste of things to come, actors will now be banned from junkets and conventions - even with new releases.

Deadpool 3 had been filming in the UK. Credit: Credit: 20th Century Fox
Deadpool 3 had been filming in the UK. Credit: Credit: 20th Century Fox

With no end in sight for the strike, many major productions including Deadpool 3, Avatar 3 and the highly anticipated musical, Wicked potentially having to be pushed back.

In fact, Ryan Reynolds was spotted filming his last scenes in the UK before the film shut down indefinitely.

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Though the Marvel movie isn’t set to be released until next year, it's thought that strike action could mean it's pushed back, halting the return of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.

Legendary director Ridley Scott has also paused production on Gladiator 2, which was being filmed in Morocco with Paul Mescal and Pedro Pascal.

On the small screen, a galaxy far far away hasn’t been enough to stop strike action as Star Wars spin-off Andor closed down.

Shows such as HBO’s House of The Dragon and American Horror Story have also stopped filming, meaning fans will have to wait to see Kim Kardashian’s acting debut.

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Though momager Kris Jenner might not be able to resolve strike action, many are now waiting for the studios’ reaction as the crisis continues to deepen.

Topics: Film & TV, Celebrity, Film and TV, SAG-AFTRA Writers Strike

Katherine Sidnell
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