Filming of Daredevil series delayed due to strike

Filming of Daredevil series delayed due to strike
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Picketing writers disrupted filming of "Daredevil: Born Again" in New York City
The upcoming superhero series "Daredevil: Born Again" became the next project on the list whose production was affected by a writers' strike in the United States. "Striking members of the WGA (Screenwriters Guild of America) picketed at dawn at Silvercup East in New York City where "Daredevil: Born Again" was to be filmed, but members of Teamster Local 817 and IATSE Locals 829 and 52 refuse to cross the picket line," WGA East reported on social media early Monday morning, May 8, 2023.

According to sources, work on the show was halted as of 1 p.m., and no filming took place during the day. Production is scheduled to continue the next day.

"It looks like we're done for the day at Silvercup East as 'Daredevil' supported the picket," said veteran showbiz and WGA strike leader Warren Leith, who documented the guild's production picket across New York City.

"Daredevil: Born Again" joins a number of shows whose production in New York has been disrupted by picketing writers. Among them are "Billions," "Evil" and "Divergent."

The status of the series "Daredevil: Born Again."

Filming of the 18-episode show "Daredevil: Born Again" began this March in and around New York City and will continue for about six months. In the Disney+ series, writers and executive producers Matt Corman and Chris Ord, who are unable to be on set due to a strike, the plot centers on Daredevil (Charlie Cox), aka Matt Murdock, a lawyer by day and a crime fighter by night. Vincent D'Onofrio will reprise his role as mob boss Wilson Fisk, played by him in Netflix's "Daredevil" series. Other main cast members include John Bernthal, Marguerite Levieva, Sandrine Holt, Michael Gandolfini, Artie Frushan and Nikki M. James.