Young Sheldon season 7's chances of making its supposed fall premiers decrease in light of the cast's response to the SAG-AFTRA strike. In historic fashion, the SAG-AFTRA and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) failed to reach a deal before the deadline, resulting in an industry-wide work stoppage for actors. This follows the Writers Guild of America strike that started in May 2023.
Missy and Sheldon actors Raegan Revord and Iain Armitage take it to their official Instagram accounts to support the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike. Check out their posts below:
Armitage expressed his support for the writers' fight for fair and appropriate pay when the WGA strike first started via his social media posts. Revord, on the other hand, even attended one of the rallies, alongside Young Sheldon co-stars Lance Barber and Zoe Perry.
CBS has maintained that Young Sheldon will return with season 7 during its usual fall TV season comeback schedule. By then, the network was likely still optimistic that the issue between writers and studios will be resolved sooner rather than later. More than two months into the WGA strike, it doesn't seem like the issue has any end in sight, which means that work stoppage will continue throughout the summer. Now that actors are also halting production, it makes it impossible for Young Sheldon season 7 to hit its target release unless things clear up immediately.
Young Sheldon season 7 getting delayed is already disappointing, especially given the season 6 finale. Viewers of TV's number one comedy would have to wait for an indefinite period for the Coopers to return on the small screen. However, the fact that Young Sheldon season 7 could be the show's last makes it worse for the project. If it premieres during the mid-season, it means that it will have significantly fewer episodes, resulting in either cramming storylines or disregarding certain plot lines altogether.
However, both strikes may get resolved in the next couple of weeks. That would be the ideal situation, as Young Sheldon season 7 and other scripted shows can quickly get back on track in terms of scheduling. In any case, hopefully, the issues get resolved, and everyone gets a fair deal as WGA and SAG-AFTRA fight for better working conditions and appropriate pay for their members.