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‘Bunk’d’ Season 7 Production Halted Due To WGA Strike

Production on Disney Channel’s seventh season of “Bunk’d” has been suspended due to the WGA strike.

According to Deadline, filming had been completed on 12 episodes of the 20-episode Season 7, with 8 episodes remaining to be shot.  The Season 6 finale is set for May 21.

Disney Branded Television’s It’s a Laugh Productions producers are hopeful for a speedy resolution of the dispute and to resume production “at the earliest possible opportunity,” the studio said in a document.  According to the document, actors will not be paid during the suspension, “except for the terms of the Agreement” between It’s A Laugh Productions and SAG-AFTRA.

A spinoff of the Disney Channel fan-favorite comedy “Jessie” (2011-2015), “BUNK’D” revolves around the hilarious adventures of the campers and counselors at Maine’s rustic Camp Kikiwaka. In Season 6, titled “BUNK’D: Learning the Ropes,” set in Dusty Tush, Wyoming, Lou, Parker, Destiny and Noah have been working double time to get the new Kikiwaka Ranch up and running, learning new ranch skills, acquainting themselves to the townsfolk and welcoming their new campers. It’s been a bumpy start, but campers Bill, Winnie and Jake have loved their time at summer camp. In addition to perfecting his cowboy skills, Bill is discovering his fellow campers may be just as fun to hang out with as herding cattle. Winnie is learning to reign in her thrill-seeking needs, and Jake is realizing how exciting real-life can be away from video games. Meanwhile, counselors and campers band together to hunt for a mysterious treasure that is said to be hidden somewhere on the ranch.

Season six, titled “BUNK’D: Learning the Ropes,” begins as Lou, Parker, Destiny and Noah arrive at the soon-to-be Kikiwaka Ranch in Dusty Tush, Wyoming, where Lou must convince the surly owner, a.k.a. The Marshal, to officially sell the property to her. In the meantime, counselors Noah and Destiny have their hands full with the newly arrived campers, including Bill, a no-nonsense descendant of famous cowboy Bill Pickett who prefers roping cattle to hanging out with friends; Winnie, a fearless girl who’s earned the nickname Wild Winnie by breaking the rules and occasionally blowing things up; and Jake, a laid-back, easy-going boy who also happens to be a video-gaming fanatic.

 Series regular cast includes Miranda May (Lou), Trevor Tordjman (Parker), Mallory James Mahoney (Destiny), Israel Johnson (Noah), Shiloh Verrico (Winnie), Luke Busey (Jake) and Alfred Lewis (Bill) .

Erin Dunlap serves executive producer and showrunner and May also executive produces and directs select episodes.

David Booth, Valerie Ahern and Eric Schaar also executive produce. The series was created by Pamela Eells O’Connell. Jason Shubb serves as producer. The series is produced by Disney-owned It’s A Laugh Productions.

Source: Deadline

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