Andor Showrunner Tony Gilroy Halts All Work Amid WGA Strike, Lucasfilm Has Yet To Comment – /Film

It seems very likely that “Andor” will soon join the list of television productions that have been halted, along with “Cobra Kai”, “Stranger Things”, “Yellowjackets”, “Daredevil: Born Again”, “Severance” and “Abbott “. Elementary”, in the middle of the WGA strike against the Alliance of Film and Television Producers (AMPTP), the body that represents studios and streamers. Without the showrunner, who is not on set and now also does not contribute to the casting decisions, it would be very suspicious to go ahead.

The reason this happened in the first place is because Disney and other studios have told showrunners that they are “contractually bound” to perform non-writing services amid the strike. The WGA referred to these lawsuits as “anti-union tactics.” And at a meeting on Saturday (which Tony Gilroy mentions in his statement), the showrunners brought up how it’s impossible to separate producing and writing duties, noting that there’s “no non-writing aspect” to their job, according to Deadline.

The ongoing writers’ strike could last “more than three months,” according to an analyst who spoke to The New York Times. “Andor” season 2, which has been filming since November 2022, is expected to wrap production in August 2023. It’s not yet known how Gilroy’s decision affects filming of “Andor” season 2 and the planned release date of August 2024 which was revealed at Star Wars Celebration 2023 in London.

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