THE MANDALORIAN Season 4 Production Start Date Will Likely Be Delayed Due To Ongoing WGA Strike

THE MANDALORIAN Season 4 Production Start Date Will Likely Be Delayed Due To Ongoing WGA Strike

Work on Daredevil: Born Again and Wonder Man has been halted as a result of the WGA strike, and a new report reveals that work on The Mandalorian season 4 is mow likely to begin later than originally planned.

By JoshWilding - May 16, 2023 11:05 PM EST
Filed Under: The Mandalorian
Source: Deadline (via SFFGazette.com)

After several months of terse discussions, the Writers Guild of America has officially been on strike since May 2. 

As with most things, the situation ultimately came down to money, with the Guild unable to reach acceptable terms with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. The former was seeking a new contract that would increase pay and benefits for writers by $429 million over three years, only to receive an offer of $86 million in return. 

Another, arguably even more important goal, is ensuring the art of writing itself is preserved. Those demands range from stopping projects being "written" by A.I. to the role of writers' rooms from start to finish on TV shows (which is complicated by the fact some have only a single credited scribe). 

One of those shows is The Mandalorian, a series primarily written by showrunner Jon Favreau. While the creator confirmed some time ago that he's already penned season 4's scripts, Deadline (via SFFGazette.com) confirms the Disney+ series has become the latest show to halt work due to the strike.

While a fourth season hasn't been announced by Lucasfilm, it's no secret more episodes are in the works, and the trade explains that the start of production is being pushed back. 

"I hear filming on Season 4 of The Mandalorian has been slated to begin in September," reads the report. "While there is some breathing room, I hear filming will likely be delayed. A rep for Lucasfilm had no comment."

During a WGA strike, writers are not allowed to be present on set, and there are ethical issues with them continuing producing and showrunner duties (hence why Tony Gilroy recently confirmed he will no longer work on Andor after finishing season 2's scripts). 

Hopefully, the strike will be resolved sooner rather than later. We're in week three, but the last one went for 100 days. 

On the plus side, we have this to look forward to next month!

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amesjazz
amesjazz - 5/16/2023, 11:09 PM
Oh darn.
AnthonyVonGeek
AnthonyVonGeek - 5/16/2023, 11:27 PM
Paramount Studios is less than a mile away from me so I walked down there to see what’s up with the protest earlier today. Lots of people there picketing with signs but the energy there was so positive. Everyone was laughing and talking, music playing and a lady showed up with homemade chocolate chip cookies. Nothing like any other protest I’ve seen. Very impressed with how mature and responsible they’re being.
DannyDischarge
DannyDischarge - 5/16/2023, 11:55 PM
I thought I read somewhere that Jon Favreau planned on only making 3 seasons of The Mandalorian? Am I mistaken? I’ve only seen 3 episodes of the show, and it feels like it should have ended already.
incredibleTalk
incredibleTalk - 5/17/2023, 12:19 AM
...until the strike is over...I'll be here when season 4 arrives...





...waiting...
OrgasmicPotatoe
OrgasmicPotatoe - 5/17/2023, 3:29 AM
"Those demands range from stopping projects being "written" by A.I."

Wait, so that's already happening ? Goddamnit, how creatively bankrupt are these assholes ?

No matter your thoughts on the strike itself, no one should want A.I. written shows.
bobevanz
bobevanz - 5/17/2023, 4:18 AM
@OrgasmicPotatoe - they're already starting to use AI voices for audiobooks, 20 bucks a month for these fake voices. [frick] these rich ass companies
OrgasmicPotatoe
OrgasmicPotatoe - 5/17/2023, 9:46 AM
@bobevanz - Right ?! I saw that audiobook story on Facebook mere hours after posting this comment.

I only hope it's advertised as such, that way you can choose to encourage actual humans instead of A.I.. But there will always be some useful idiots around to sing the praises of how cool A.I. everything would be.
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