Not sure to what degree of interest this is for most of you, but it would seem that last night it was all but confirmed that the WGA has moved to strike. Kristin from E!Online wrote an interesting post about it in her blog last night, having heard about it during a benefit for the Children’s Defense Fund:
Funny enough, I heard this news tonight while sitting at a table at a Children’s Defense Fund dinner with Lost producer Damon Lindelof and Heroes producer Tim Kring, whose Blackberries (along with other writers, producers and directors in the room) simultaneous buzzed about 7:30 with the news that “It’s on.”
The mention related to what effect this has on Lost is also worth noting:
From all appearances, Lost may have the best advantage of all series, given that it has been stockpiling new scripts since June and not a single episode has yet aired. At this point, 14 of 16 episodes have been written. And if the strike does last long enough to really affect other series, Lost could very well be the only quality scripted dramas on television in February (along with perhaps 24, though it’s far more behind in its scripts due to a major overhaul of location and storyline).
There is also some coverage in the WSJ, basically indicating that the specifics of the walkout are still unclear. The length of the strike will determine to what degree programming suffers, but if there ever was a reason to appreciate the agonizing wait for Season 4 of Lost, this would be it!