‘Outer Banks’ filming in Charleston suspended due to nationwide writers strike

By Kalyn Oyer and Megan Fernandes

It’s lights, camera, inaction for “Outer Banks.”

Production work in Charleston for the fourth season of the Netflix hit streaming series was suspended this week as an expanded strike shut down much of the entertainment industry, setting the stage for Hollywood’s biggest labor fight in decades.

The original walkout, by the 11,500-member Writers Guild of America, started May 2 over contractual disputes with studios, networks and streaming platforms involving pay and other issues.

The 160,000 members of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists announced Thursday it would join the writers on the picket line. The guild, knows as SAG, represents, among other artists, actors, dancers, recording artists, stunt performers and voiceover specialists.

The fallout hit the “Outer Banks” set almost immediately, according to Kimmie Stewart Casting, the agency that puts out casting calls for the series and other South Carolina- and North Carolina-filmed shows and movies.

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