Two anticipated superhero shows, Daredevil: Born Again (Netflix) and The Penguin (HBO Max), have suspended production until the end of the labor dispute.
Born Again is a sequel to the show Daredevil, which aired on Netflix from 2015 to 2018.
The Penguin series is based on Matt Reeves’ 2022 film The Batman. Colin Farrell, who plays the titular character, joined the writers’ picket lines last Thursday outside Paramount’s Times Square offices At New York.
This strike, which has been going on since May 2, opposes the Writers Guild of America (WGA), a union which represents 11,500 screenwriters, and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). The WGA is asking, among other things, that a greater share of royalties for the exploitation of works on Netflix and all online viewing platforms be redistributed to screenwriters.
Daredevil: Born Again and The Penguin join a long list of suspended productions, including The Last of US (HBO), White Lotus (HBO) and Stranger Things (Netflix).