WGA Strike: Freeform’s ‘While You Were Breeding’ Shuts Down Post-Production; Creator Kristin Newman Says “Incredibly Painful” Decision Was “The Right Thing To Do”

The writers strike has shut down a slew of TV series. Behind the statistics, there is a lot of heartache as every show is someone’s creation and every suspension affects a lot of people involved in it.

Veteran comedy showrunner Kristin Newman lifted the curtain on that part of the process in an emotional Facebook post Saturday announcing that her upcoming Freeform series, While You Were Breeding, has shut down post-production. Knowing that it was “the right thing to do” to make the strike “as short as humanly possible” did not make the decision less painful, Newman admitted. She also acknowledged “Freeform, who chose to do what this entire strike is about — value the voice of the writer/creator.”

Here is her post:

Based on Newman’s memoir, While You Were Breeding follows Kacey (Chelsea Frei), single for the first time in her 30s, as she escapes her fast-paced life in Los Angeles to see the world. Catherine Cohen, Alice Hunter and Kosha Patel also star.

Newman executive produces along with Susanna Fogel and Blair Breard. Freeform is the studio.


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