Fans will get to see at least eight new episodes if the writers' strike continues for a protracted amount of time. These will air at the first of the year. At this time, writers aren't allowed to work on any more episode scripts. This leaves the series in limbo.
Executive producer Carlton Cuse stated, "It will feel like buying a Harry Potter book, reading half of it, and then having to put it down for many months. There is a cliffhanger at the end of the eighth episode. It will only be frustrating [for viewers] to have to step away from the show and not see the second half of the season. The first half of the season, like a good novel, sets all the events of the show in motion and the second half deals with the consequences. We're very proud of the first eight but it feels weird to have to stop literally mid-stream."
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