May 13, 2023

Andor Season 2 in Jeopardy

Tony Gilroy has ceased writing and producing for Andor, which I assume puts the second season of the show in jeopardy. Lesley Goldberg writes about how the showrunner is striking in solidarity with the WGA (Writers Guild of America), after being called out on social media, for continuing to provide production services after the strike had begun.

I discontinued all writing and writing-related work on Andor prior to midnight, May 1. After being briefed on the Saturday showrunner meeting, I informed Chris Keyser at the WGA on Sunday morning that I would also be ceasing all non-writing producing functions,” Gilroy said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. When reached by phone late Tuesday, Keyser — the co-chair of the WGA’s negotiating committee — confirmed his conversation with Gilroy. Lucasfilm, which produces Andor, declined to comment.

The WGA is a union of writers for various types of media and is striking for greater compensation and various concessions that would increase wage/job stability. IndieWire has a piece documenting all the TV and film productions affected by the strike.

Source: Showrunner Tony Gilroy Ceases Producing Services on Andor’ | The Hollywood Reporter

Concept image via LucasfilmConcept image via Lucasfilm

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