Netflix’s first ever pilot, comedy series Little Sky, has wrapped filming early in New Mexico owing to the US writers' strike.
The single-camera pilot, starring and executive produced by Samara Weaving, was scheduled to film in the state until June 20.
However, Deadline reports that production ground to a halt on Tuesday (June 13) and Thursday (June 15) due to picketing affiliated with the WGA. The pilot had been scheduled for location shoots on both days.
The publication explained "production proceed with no call sheets for crew, employing very early call times to avoid picketers and locations given to Department Heads before midnight via WhatsApp."
They added that Netflix informed the cast and crew that there was no need to finish filming the pilot, as they were content with the material.
From creator Rightor Doyle who also is directing the pilot, Little Sky centres on Penelope Paul Porter (Weaving) who is determined to realise her lifelong dream of being a respected on-air news reporter (despite the fact she may be the worst reporter of all time). When she receives an anonymous tip that the Mayor of Little Sky is missing, she knows it’s her chance to finally prove herself. Arriving in the spooky, remote town of Little Sky, she senses she’s on to a big story – but little does she know she’s stumbled upon something much darker than she could have ever imagined.
Doyle executive produces Little Sky for King Lulu. His manager Dara Gordon is an executive producer for Anonymous Content.