**THE WRITERS’ STRIKE HALTS “SEVERANCE” AND OTHER PRODUCTIONS**
The Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) reached an impasse last week over compensation for writers and other workplace issues. As a result, many productions have been forced to pause due to the strike, including the show “Severance,” which was halted not only due to striking writers but also to members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and the Teamsters not crossing picket lines.
Other series and movies, like “Stranger Things,” “Hacks,” and “Marvel’s Blade,” have also been impacted by the strike. George R.R. Martin, author of “Game of Thrones,” expressed his support for the WGA strike in a recent blog post. He also noted that the strike may last longer than previous strikes and that he has never seen the Guild so united.
While the strike will affect his work on “The Hedge Knight,” Martin assures fans that the writing for “House of the Dragon’s” second season has been completed and that no further revisions will be made. However, the strike impacts on-set writing, which is integral to creating the finished product.
As the strike continues, it remains to be seen how production will be impacted and when projects like “House of the Dragon” will ultimately premiere. Despite the uncertainty, the WGA is standing strong in its demands for fair compensation and better workplace conditions for all writers.