LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Reuters) – Starting Tuesday, thousands of Hollywood television and film writers will strike. This action will disrupt the production of TV. What will be the impact of the Writers Guild of America walkout on the most popular TV shows and films?
What shows will be the first to feel the impact of the strike in the UK?
It is expected that late-night talk show reruns, such as "Jimmy Kimmel Live", and "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon", will be broadcast immediately. This means that new episodes will no longer be available via traditional networks or streaming services like Hulu and Peacock, which make the shows available for the next day.
The daytime soap operas could also be affected, as they are usually written just a few months before filming.
The seasons of primetime dramas and comedies currently airing should be able finish without interruption - the episodes for the upcoming weeks have been already written and filmed.
What can happen if the strike continues?
A prolonged strike could delay the start to the fall TV season when networks premiere new scripted series and new seasons of their hit shows. The writing for the fall television season usually begins in May or early June.
What about streaming services
Netflix, a company that produces shows all over the world, says it can supply its service with shows from outside the United States. Netflix's U.S. series will be affected by a prolonged strike.
HBO Max has been saving programming for its rebranding.
What shows are protected from the strike?
What about movies?
Films are not affected immediately because they take between two and three years to make. Studios have already shot and written a number of films. A prolonged strike would be required to disrupt movie release schedules.