The comedy series Disconnected is one of the latest TV shows to be affected by the writers’ strike.
Neil Patrick Harris, who plays Michael on the series, revealed Friday’s episode of The view that filming for season two has been postponed. The Hollywood Reporter reported earlier this year that Showtime picked up the show after Netflix canceled it after the first season.
“We were supposed to start filming at the beginning of July, but the writers’ strike is going on,” says de How I met your mother actor said. “So everything is on pause – go writers, writers strong.”
Harris didn’t confirm when production would resume, but added that “we’re just going to wait for that (writers’ strike) to play out.”
He continued: “Hopefully we can start filming in warm weather. We filmed season one in cold weather and it’s less fun having dating shows where you’re walking through Central Park feeling cold and shivering. (It’s) more fun in a tank top.
The Darren Star-made series follows Harris’ Michael as he tries to rebuild his life after his old boyfriend (Tuc Watkins) suddenly moves out and he has to navigate the dating scene in his mid-40s.
Disconnected joins a running list of TV shows and movies affected by the strike. The Writers Guild has been protesting since early May after the WGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers failed to reach a deal on contract negotiations.