Finally! After 148 days of a hiatus, the Writers Guild of Hollywood has reached an agreement with the major studios in the industry to end the strike that left us with almost no announcements of new series and movies throughout most of 2023, along with ongoing cancellations.
Certainly, this struggle has marked a significant change in the industry, with more rights for all workers and addressing emerging issues such as the abuse of Artificial Intelligence in projects. But what’s next? At least for Netflix, they have a clear plan: reviving their most successful IPs and delivering to the audience as soon as possible the new seasons that have been announced for some time.
Netflix is back in action
Netflix has had a particularly tough time during the strike, with many of its renewed series having to pause during scriptwriting and delay their productions. So, now that everything is back on track, they have focused on two series: “Wednesday” and “Stranger Things.”
As reported by Variety, these are the two projects that concerned the platform the most, and it’s not hard to see why. They are the two series that have performed the best in recent years, and as such, Netflix is looking to revitalize them and get the audience hooked once again.
In the case of “Stranger Things,” the writing of its final season, the fifth season, takes top priority. It’s Netflix’s most recognizable flagship series to date, so they are going to put in all their efforts to reach a satisfying conclusion for everyone. Similarly, for “Miércoles,” it’s a similar scenario; the first season was a success, and they want to expand it much further, so they will focus on writing its second batch of episodes with all the demands that come with it, emphasizing horror rather than teenage romance.