“I’m very excited to get back to it once the WGA gets a fair deal,” co-showrunner and executive producer Ashley Lyle wrote Tuesday.
The writers of Showtime’s “Yellowjackets” spent a very short time back in the hive.
The team behind the mystery thriller is on hiatus from work on Season 3 following the start of the Writers Guild of America strike — having just begun the season’s writers’ room the day before.
Ashley Lyle, who created the acclaimed show with husband Bart Nickerson and co-shoots it with Jonathan Lisco, shared that her writers’ room will be on hiatus Monday night after the WGA officially announced the work stoppage following the initial meeting. earlier that day.
“Well, we spent exactly one day in the ‘YellowJackets’ S3 writers room.” Lyle wrote On Twitter. “It’s been amazing, creatively invigorating and a lot of fun, and I’m really excited to get back to it once the WGA gets a decent deal. #1u #unionstrong.”
IndieWire has reached out to Lyle for comment.
The WGA strike had been expected for months because the guild’s current three-year contract with the Motion Picture and Television Producers Association was about to expire on May 1. The vote authorizing the strike was issued in April after negotiations between the two guilds failed, and the strike was officially announced after the AMPTP failed to listen to proposals on basic issues such as minimum show sizes and regulation of AI-generated material.
Under the strike, all productions will stop writing. The most obvious impact is on late night and variety shows, with most talk shows already on hiatus. Shows that have already completed the scripting process, such as “The Dragon’s House” will continue in production.
Premiering in November 2021, “Yellowjackets” is currently airing its second season, with the final episode premiering May 26 on streaming and May 28 linear. Set between 1996 and 2021, the show follows a high school girls soccer team stranded in the Canadian wilderness after a plane crash, shifting focus between their time in the woods as teenagers and their adult lives two decades later. The show has been widely acclaimed since its premiere and is Showtime’s biggest hit by a significant margin; the channel gave the show an early renewal for Season 3 before Season 2 premiered.
Melanie Lynskey, Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci, Tawny Cypress, Lauren Ambrose, Simone Kessell, Sophie Nélisse, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Sophie Thatcher, Samantha Hanratty, Courtney Eaton, Liv Hewson, Steven Krueger, Warren Kole and Kevin Alves in Yellowet. .” Lyle, Nickerson and Lisco serve as executive producers along with Drew Comins, Rozsa Ameni, Sarah L. Thompson and Karyn Kusama. Entertainment One is producing the series for Showtime.
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