According to PEOPLE, due to the writer’s protest, the production of the popular Netflix show Stranger Things which is due its final season has come to a halt and is delayed. Executive producers and creators of Stranger Things, Ross Duffer and Matt Duffer have stated on the show’s official Twitter account confirming the stalling of production on Saturday.
In their post, the Duffer Brothers hope for a speedy solution to the ongoing writer’s protest and look forward to resuming production with their amazing crew and cast. They have also called out the Writer’s Guild of America expressing support with #wgastrong.
The ongoing writer’s protest started on May 2, when contracts had expired between the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) and the Writer’s Guild of America including the ones with Warner Bros. NBC Universal, Apple, Netflix, Disney, Amazon, Sony, Discovery, and Paramount. The main contention of the dispute is greater pay for writers, who demand more mini rooms where crucial scripts are written for potential show pilots and job security. According to WGA, while they proposed $429 million per annum, the AMPTP has offered a probable $86 million per annum.
Duffer Brothers Open Up About Stranger Things’ Much-Anticipated Final Season
Matt and Ross Duffer commented on the show’s final season being emotional in an interview with The Wrap last year. They have spoken of shaping the end of the story being hard and emotional, and have even seen members of the production crying. Stranger Things’ very own Gaten Matarazzo, who plays Dustin Handerson has expressed his excitement about characters completing journeys on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as Stranger Things moves towards a climaxing end in the season finale.