The Last of Us, Euphoria delays ahead.

HBO timeline is also unclear for The White Lotus S3.

The news is not great for fans eager for upcoming seasons of The Last of Us, Euphoria and even The White Lotus.

HBO’s head of drama Francesca Orsi recently spoke with Deadline about how the ongoing writers’ strike could affect their various schedules.

Although she said it was too early to tell, she did say, “We were looking at The Last Of Us for some time in 2025. And The White Lotus was ideally looking to go in 2024 but there’s some question about timing of the strike.”

She continued, “Euphoria is one of those that we had begun writing in tandem with post-production on [The] Idol but at this point, we don’t have countless scripts. We can’t start shooting, so the delivery of that show – ideally in 2025 – will be determined on when we can pick back up with Sam, who at this point is all pencils down and just finishing posts on Idol.”

Filming of House of the Dragon 2 has not been impacted by the strike and is likely in 2024.

3 Responses

  1. There is a four year gap in the story between TLOU 1 & 2 so I’m not fussed there.

    I do however think that Euphoria is going to struggle. It’s a high school drama (maybe an oversimplification). Most of the cast will be way into their 20s when it comes out.

    Season 2 was phenomenal and due to an apparently awful “Idol” series in between, we loose all that momentum.

    Without Succession, The White Lotus, The Last of Us, Euphoria, Barry – 2024 is looking bleak for HBO.

    1. Euphoria is a US teen drama – the cast were already well into their 20s. Agree though it is problematic – was a superb series but a season every three years is a joke, even with unexpected interuptions.

  2. So you get House Of The Dragons but Stranger Things’s final season is not going to start shooting until things are resolved. Using AI will be much more productive for rehashing old ideas for drama and comedies than having skilled writers do it as they are now. Nobody can rule out AI before it is even developed and tried, and it may the be the only thing that can save network drama and comedy. It is hard to conceive of an AI writing scripts worse than Fire Country, NCISs, FBI and Chicagos have now.

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