In the midst of the Writers Guild strike, screenwriters, actors and others have turned to other creative outlets, including podcasts.
One of those podcasts was Strike Force Five, and here’s everything we know about it.
What is Strike Force Five?
In May 2023, the Writers Guild of America went on strike over an ongoing labor dispute.
This ongoing strike has caused a delay in both the creation and release of the show.
As the WGA strike began, five notable late-night talk show hosts met via Zoom to discuss the challenges each faced.
This prompted the presenters to adapt their private conversations into a limited podcast series called Strike Force Five.
Strike Force Five aims to delve into the reality of the WGA strikes.
Who are the hosts of Strike Force Five?
The Strike Force Five features five prominent late-night talk show hosts.
These hosts include:
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What is the series about?
At Strike Force Five, the five hosts meet weekly to discuss the issues and tangles of the WGA strikes.
“The presenters bring their unique insights, opinions and humor to the show as they navigate the Hollywood strikes and beyond,” he said website read.
In the podcast, each presenter rotates weekly as presenter.
In addition, all earnings from the show go to the unemployed staff of the hosts’ individual shows.
How can I listen to the series?
The Strike Force Five is hosted by Spotify’s Megaphone and is set to premiere on August 30, 2023.
The show will run for at least 12 episodes.
While the podcast will air on Spotify, it will also be available on multiple streaming platforms, including the Apple Podcast app.
Strike Force Five is sponsored by a number of companies including Mint Mobile and Casamigos.
Before the series premiered, Jimmy Fallon X, formerly known as Twitter, used it to promote the new podcast.
Fallon wrote: “Late Night Unite! Your new favorite podcast, Strike, premieres tomorrow. All of our proceeds go to employees and crew affected by the ongoing writers strike.”