AMC Networks Strikes Deal with SAG-AFTRA, THE WALKING DEAD Spinoffs Resume Production

A lot is still up in the air when it comes to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strikes. But there’s a little more clarity in terms of AMC Networks’ future. Three shows—The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live, and Interview with the Vampire—will resume production after AMC Networks struck agreements with SAG-AFTRA. According to Deadline, production and filming will resume on these three shows. 

To be  clear, this agreement is only for these shows and not an overall agreement between AMC Networks, which produces those shows via AMC Studios, and SAG-AFTRA. And it is an interim deal so things could possibly change in the future. AMC Networks is an authorized company in relation to the Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television Producers (AMPTP) but is not among the studios heavily involved in current negotiations. 

split image of Daryl Dixon and Lestat and Louis from AMC Networks shows strike deal with SAG-AFTRA
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Daryl Dixon will make its debut on September 10; however, many post-production elements happen up until (and sometimes during) a show’s airing. The show is also getting a second season so this means plans will likely move forward for that. The Ones Who Live, a spinoff featuring Rick Grimes and Michonne, is set for a 2024 release. Additional filming and ADR work will resume soon. Interview with the Vampire will continue filming its second season, which is set to premiere sometime in 2024. This is presumably good news for those involved with these series.

Of course, there’s still a long way to go towards permanent and widespread fair contracts in the industry. In the meantime, here’s how you can support the actors and writers’ strikes.

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