Know Your Writes.
Is it just me, or does the current writer’s strike in the US seem to be more broadly supported than some of the recent teacher, rail and NHS strikes over here? Turns out some people are willing to roll the dice when it comes to having thick children, not being able to get anywhere, or somehow dying of septicaemia after going in for a routine check-up, but they WILL NOT, I repeat, NOT, tolerate anything messing with the next season of Euphoria. If you’re not aware, the Writer’s Guild of America is currently on strike. This means that until either the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) meets the WGA’s demands or a compromise is struck, production on scripted television and films is completely paused. And now people are starting to fear that their favourite programmes will start turning to shit. Although personally I think it would be quite funny if all television suddenly became atrociously badly written – they could even rename Succession ‘Recession’. But the public outpouring of support does show what a strong position the striking writers are in – turns out the prospect of having to go without Netflix and actually speak to one’s own family in the evenings is a very potent threat for an awful lot of people.Read Original Story