The WGA has been on strike since the beginning of May, while SAG-AFTRA went on strike in mid-July. There are a number of issues at the heart of the strikes, including a revamp of residuals as the industry relies more heavily on streaming. Writers and actors want increased residuals and more transparency with viewership, but the AMPTP seems mostly unwilling to budge. AI has also been a central issue, with writers and actors seeking to protect themselves and their work from the controversial, emerging technology. Again, the studios seem unwilling to concede meaningfully in that area.
With productions almost completely shut down all across Hollywood, studios, networks, and streamers will feel the sting more and more as the strikes drag on. Several high-profile movies including “Dune: Part Two” have already been delayed since actors can’t currently promote their work. Networks like AMC, meanwhile, have to worry about their schedules in 2024. If shows can’t get back into production, they will have nothing new to release. The frustration will mount, and the bottom line will be hit. But of course, that’s the point.
Norman Reedus returns in “Daryl Dixon,” which will focus on his character in the aftermath of “The Walking Dead” series finale. “The Ones Who Live” will bring back Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira as Rick and Michone, respectively, to wrap up their storylines. Plot details for “Interview with the Vampire” season 2 remain under wraps for the time being.
“The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon” season 1 premieres September 10, 2023 on AMC. Both “The Ones Who Live” and “Interview with the Vampire” are expected to arrive sometime in 2024.