All TV Shows and Movie Productions Paused During SAG/WGA Strike [UPDATING]

TV Shows and Movie Paused SAG Strike

Hollywood is essentially closed.

Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) stand united in a landmark strike, the first in over six decades. Together, these influential labor unions are advocating for a fairer system that addresses the concerns of creatives in the streaming economy, ranging from career stability to working conditions and the responsible use of new technologies.

The strike has garnered immense attention, particularly as recognizable faces from the Screen Actors Guild join the picket lines to amplify the message. SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher’s powerful speech has gone viral, rallying performers to demand the respect they deserve.

As the strike continues, the entertainment industry has been significantly impacted, with major Hollywood blockbusters and popular TV shows being indefinitely paused. This has left us all uncertain about release dates and the future of these projects. Negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) are ongoing, making the duration of the strike uncertain.

In solidarity with the WGA and SAG-AFTRA, BLEX is committed to supporting their efforts for a fairer and more equitable future for all creatives in Hollywood.

Here is a list of TV shows and movies that have been impacted by the strike:

TV Shows and Movie Paused SAG Strike


Gladiator 2:

This long-awaited sequel, boasting a star-studded cast including Paul Mescal, Barry Keoghan, and Denzel Washington, faced its second significant delay after a stunt accident and the SAG-AFTRA strike. Overseas production was stopped halfway through filming.

Deadpool 3:

Filming halted shortly after a sneak peek of the much-awaited reunion between Ryan Reynolds’s Deadpool and Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine. The release date may be pushed back due to the uncertainties surrounding the strike.

Juror #2:

Clint Eastwood’s final movie, featuring Nicholas Hoult in the lead role, suspended production in Savannah, Georgia, due to the strike.

Untitled Formula 1 movie:

Directed by Joseph Kosinski and starring Brad Pitt, Damson Idris, Kerry Condon, and Javier Bardem, production on this racing movie stopped due to the strike.

Mission: Impossible—Dead Reckoning, Part Two:

Most of the international locations were already shot, but crucial scenes for this action-packed epic remain unfinished due to the strike. The film is slated for a June 28, 2024, release.

Venom 3:

Very little information about the movie has been released, including its rumored release date in October 2024. Tom Hardy’s return to the antihero saga, where he also serves as a co-writer, will have to wait until production unpauses.

Beetlejuice 2:

Tim Burton’s sequel to the cult classic had almost completed filming but was awaiting one last sequence in Vermont before the strike. It was initially set for release on September 6, 2024.

Apples Never Fall:

Based on Liane Moriarty’s book, this Peacock show’s production was put on hold due to the SAG-AFTRA strike. The series stars Alison Brie and Jake Lacy as the eldest Delaney children.

Mortal Kombat 2:

Starring Joel McHale as Johnny Cage, the film’s production was stopped in accordance with SAG guidelines. It had been shooting in Queensland, Australia, since June.

Lilo & Stitch

The live-action remake of the 2002 animated classic was filming in Hawaii but has been shut down. Production was supposed to wrap in early August.


Reportedly days away from wrapping when the SAG-AFTRA strike began, production on the epic two-part film adaptation of the Broadway musical Wicked has been halted until a fair deal can be reached. The film stars Ariana Grande, Cynthia Erivo, Jonathan Bailey, Bowen Yang, and Michelle Yeoh and was written by Winnie Holzman and Stephen Schwartz.


According to Deadline, James Hawes’ pic which stars Rami Malek was shooting in the UK but has since paused production.


Filming was still scheduled to begin in June before the strikes. Pre-production (which includes script edits) has since been paused.


Like Blade, Marvel’s Thunderbolts was paused while still in the late stages of pre-production. Filming was also set to begin on this team-up movie in June, but was ultimately stopped by the WGA strike.


The video game adaptation starring Jason Momoa and Matt Berry was set to begin filming next month in New Zealand, but now will not begin until the end of the strike. It’s current release date is April 4, 2025.

Star Wars Movies:

While none of the three recently announced Star Wars films had confirmed release dates, none of them can move forward until the strikes end. That means the AMPTP will make fans wait even longer for their next trip to the galaxy far, far away on the big screen.

TV Shows and Movie Paused SAG Strike


Wonder Man:

Filming for the Marvel series Wonder Man, starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and created by Destin Daniel Cretin and Andrew Guest, was similarly stopped by WGA picket lines in Los Angeles after the writers’ strike began in May.

Sandman Season 2:

The second season of the wildly successful Netflix entered production, shooting in various locations around the UK, in June.

“SAG-AFTRA strike is on. Sandman has stopped shooting completely, along with everything else that was squeaking by without writers,” creator Neil Gaiman posted on BlueSky. “I hope that the AMPTP sees reason and gets back to the table with the actors and the writers. I have no reason at this point to think they will see reason.”

Stranger Things 5:

At the beginning of the writers’ strike, the creators and showrunners The Duffer Brothers announced via Twitter that production would not begin on the fifth and final season until a fair deal was reached with the AMPTP. The strike has also impacted last-minute changes and revisions that writers often make while on set.

The Last of Us season 2:

Production on the highly anticipated second season of HBO’s The Last of Us has been halted since the beginning of the WGA strike. Co-creator Craig Mazin finished writing the first episode before the strike but awaits a resolution for the rest of the season.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds season 3:

The show has been on pause since the start of the writers strike, with production on the third season originally set to begin on May 2. The actors are barred from promoting the show during the SAG-AFTRA strike.

Daredevil: Born Again:

Disney tried to continue filming during the writers’ strike, but production was halted after IATSE and Teamster crews refused to cross the WGA picket line in New York City. The series was only about three months into an 8-11 month shoot and was scheduled to premiere in 2024.

The Mandalorian Season 4:

All The Mandalorian season 4 scripts had been completed by February of this year, with rumors pointing to a production start date in September. But THR reported in May that production was still expected to be delayed away from that start date due to the WGA strike. Now, with SAG-AFTRA also striking, expect very little movement for the rest of the year on The Mandalorian.

The White Lotus:

The third season of Mike White’s series, which is shifting filming to Thailand, is on pause due to the writers strike.

Emily in Paris:

Season 4 of Netflix’s American-takesover-France series has already been pushed back due to the writers strike.


Show creator, and WGA member, Tony Gilroy has been outspoken against the AMPTP’s negotiation tactics and the show has reportedly stopped filming during the SAG-AFTRA strike.

*NBC News confirmed the list of films with additional reporting from Vulture



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