Production on Netflix’s “Nailed It! Halloween” was closed Tuesday after crew members for a cooking competition went on strike in an effort to join IATSE. The union is on strike against the producers of the reality series, Magical Elves, and has asked union members not to cross the picket line.
IATSE confirmed the strike to TheWrap, “The nearly 50-strong crew of Season 7 of Netflix’s unrecorded baking contest ‘Nailed It!'” They’ve been on strike with union representation since Tuesday evening. If it were staged, it would be the first season under a union agreement. There was a picket line this week in Los Angeles, and that includes 13 West Coast Studio Locals.
according to Delivery timeAccording to a Netflix report, the producers decided to stop production mid-season rather than meet the departed crew members. The completed four episodes are expected to air this fall, but no word from Netflix if this means the end of “Nailed It!” Franchise business.
A union source told Deadline, “I know for sure it’s closed. They’d rather shut down than sign a union contract. They’re known to be non-union.”
The popular reality series, in which the contestants get disastrously wrong, debuted in 2018 with current host Nicole Byer. It was nominated for three consecutive Emmys for Outstanding Competition Program and two PGA Awards.
Representatives for Netflix, Byer and Magical Elves did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
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