Days after it was revealed Andorra is continuous production in the second season during the writers’ strike, its showrunner Tony Gilroy stopped working on the show.
According to Hollywood Reporter late Tuesday night, the multihyphenate behind the Disney + series stopped all functions he usually performs on the show, including casting and music-related tasks, while not actually physically on set. Although its scripts were said to have been completed before the strike, he still did the executive producer parts of his work. In the teame, it is assumed that his actions are caused by Disney Memo on all its showrunners told them to keep working while the strike continued.
In his statement, Gilroy wrote that he “stopped all writing and writing related to the work of Andorra before midnight, May 1. After being notified at the showrunner’s meeting on Saturday, I informed Chris Keyser of the WGA on Sunday morning that I would also be quitting all non-writing producing functions.”
After the news that he will continue to work said Andor second season, Gilroy came under criticism online and others Hollywood writers. Keyser, who stands as co-chair of the WGA’s negotiating committee, later confirmed the conversation he and Gilroy shared with THR.
Andorra is one of the few high-profile movies whose productions have chosen to continue as the strike continues. At the time of writing, those other two shows—HBO Max’s House of the Dragon and Prime Video’s Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power—are still working on their respective sophomore seasons. Talking to the former, George RR Martin just said that the scripts for dragon locked down before May 1, and having gone through “four or five drafts and several rounds of revisions,” will not be revised at this time.
The second season of Andorra expected to be released in August 2024. And it appears that once again, bullying works.
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