Resignation season 2 has officially shut down production amid the ongoing Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike. The science fiction series follows a group of office workers who have voluntarily undergone a process where their memories of work and home life are separated from each other. Resignation has received critical acclaim for its strong writing and outstanding performances from Adam Scott and other leading cast members.
Now according to Deadline, Resignation season 2 has shut down production during the WGA’s strike for fair pay for TV and film writers. Resignation is one of many productions to be shut down during the writers’ strike, joining e.g Stranger Things, Yellowjacketsand billions. The news of the production shutdown also follows reports of possible set drama that led to further delays for Resignation season 2.
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At the end of April, it was reported that Resignation season 2 faced major problems behind the scenes, including a possible falling out between co-creators Dan Erickson and Mark Friedman, along with scripts that went over budget. The report also claimed House of cards creator Beau Willimon had been brought in to smooth things out. Producer Ben Stiller later said work on Resignation season 2 was not delayed, but was still on track to finish when the team originally planned.
Now the production is underway Resignation season 2 has been closed, but it looks like the new episodes will be delayed regardless of behind-the-scenes developments. This means that it may be some time before the cliffhanger ends Resignation season 1 is resolved. It could also signal that Resignation season 2 won’t arrive on Apple TV+ until sometime in 2024.
However, the production shutdown comes amid the WGA’s writers’ strike, whose focus is to ensure fair pay for television and film writers throughout Hollywood. While fans of Resignation will have to wait a little longer for the series to continue, the significance of the writers’ strike to all of American film and television cannot be ignored. It remains to be seen what Resignation season 2 will be on the table once production is complete and the season will be released in the future.