‘Walking Dead’ Series To Continue Production Despite Strikes

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AMC is a major name in entertainment, which is among the reasons it got green-lit to resume production on multiple hit series.

Hit TV show gets exemption to resume production
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Understanding Production Workers’ Skill and Necessity

The film production process involves everything from the production worker to the actor to the AMC network. Especially for shows as nuanced as The Walking Dead, the production worker has a lot of responsibility.

The impacted film series includes The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon and The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live. After the character Morgan’s exit from Fear the Walking Dead and called out the name Rick Grimes, fan interest peaked.

Steven Yeun stands against a wall with light coming through bullet holes
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Walking Dead Spinoffs Resume Production

The Walking Dead was a phenomenon that caught the start of the zombie craze and rode it out. It was so popular that it was able to resume production.

This means that Daryl Dixon lives on, thanks to the negotiations with SAG-AFTRA that allow the production manager to keep moving forward.

Daryl riding on motorcycle with a horde of zombies behind him.
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Daryl Dixon’s Season Premiere

Thanks to the willingness of AMC studios to get a production process exemption, Norman Reedus’ Daryl Dixon is slated to hit the small screen on September 10, 2023. The Ones Who Live, the spinoff about Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Danai Gurira) is already finished filming.

AMC Studios’ conversation with the Los Angeles powerhouse of film and entertainment means that production specialists can prepare the footage for 2024. It’s a big win for the communication skills of AMC studios and the quality standards of the entertainment business because they didn’t concede, but rather got an exemption. But it doesn’t stop there.

'Dead City' release promises to address Glen, Maggie, and Negan issues, pictured here
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AMC Studios Securing Production Worker Positions

The reason that AMC Studios was able to pen a deal with SAG-AFTRA is more than skill. It’s because the network isn’t technically a member of the AMPTP. That means it will be subject to the eventual union decision, but can maneuver amidst the chaos. In keeping with this, the video production powerhouse pushed for one more popular fan experience.

Vampire show among the many to resume production
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Interview With the Vampire Production Work Continues

The Walking Dead and its spinoff are objective examples of television success. Interview With the Vampire is now able to return to set and resume the film process. According to Adam Driver, regarding the interim agreement strategy:

“I’m very proud to be here to be a visual representation of a movie that’s not part of the AMPTP and to promote the SAG leadership directive, which is an effective tactic, which is the interim agreement.”

The ultimate goal is to get all those with professional experience to be able to resume production fairly and ethically. What AMC Studios showed is that the SAG-AFTRA reach has its limits and that when push comes to shove, entertainment remains the central focus.

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