The CW looks set to delay a number of its shows amid the ongoing Hollywood strikes.
Both Walker and Superman & Lois are currently gearing up for their respective fourth seasons, though according to the CEO of the network’s parent company Nexstar, the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes are likely to push its four ongoing scripted shows into 2024.
“The farther the strike goes on, they get pushed further and further into 2024,” Perry Sook said in a quarterly earnings call (via Deadline).
Those include Walker and Superman & Lois, alongside All American and All American: Homecoming, which are all planned for the 2023-24 season.
Back in May, it was confirmed that Walker – which stars Jared Padalecki – would return for a shortened fourth season, consisting of 13 episodes, while spin-off Walker: Independence had been cancelled after one season.
Superman & Lois was also renewed for a fourth season recently, though will also be shortened to just 10 episodes.
“We are thrilled to bring Superman & Lois back to The CW,” said network president Brad Schwartz at the time. “These series are two of our strongest performers across our linear and digital platforms with some of the most passionate fanbases in all of television.
“We are grateful to our partners at Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions for their continued collaboration, and we cannot wait to get started on the new seasons,” he added.
The strikes have affected a large number of Hollywood projects in recent months, while it was also confirmed last month that the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards will not be going ahead in September as planned, and could take place as late as January next year.