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The TV Shows Set to Resume Production After the WGA Strike


The Last of Us, Stranger Things, Wednesday, and more! Here are the TV shows that could start production in the near future.

Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) ride on the back of a horse through the wilderness in HBO's The Last of Us
Photo: Liane Hentscher | HBO

After 148 days, the WGA strike has come to an end with the AMPTP finally agreeing to meet the Guild’s reasonable terms. While the Guild members still have to officially vote on and ratify the tentative agreement, WGA picketing has officially ended as of 12:01 am Sept. 27 and members are allowed to return to work during the ratification process set to take place Oct. 2 through Oct. 9.

However, just because the WGA strike is over, doesn’t mean that things are business as usual just yet. SAG-AFTRA is still on strike, and WGA members have been encouraged to picket in solidarity when they can and not cross picket lines by performing work on studio property. The SAG-AFTRA strike also means that filming can’t resume on any finished scripts until their terms are met as well. Negotiations are set to resume between the AMPTP and SAG-AFTRA on Oct. 2, so hopefully a deal will be reached with them in the near future.

In the meantime, here are the TV shows that will likely start up their writing rooms soon, if they haven’t already.

The Last of Us Season 2

The Last of Us season 2 was one of the first shows paused by the strikes, and seems poised to be one of the first to resume production. After news of the tentative deal was released, series co-creator Craig Mazin took to Threads to announce that as soon as the strike is officially lifted, “we will spring into action” to finish the scripts for season 2. Given that the first season of The Last of Us was such a huge hit for HBO, it’s no surprise that this is one of the shows they are looking to fast track, pending the end of the SAG-AFTRA strike. 

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