So I want to take a moment to speculate on the “multiple teams” comment. Now this is purely a thought, but hey where better to share the thought that a discussion thread.
So Punk Hazzard aside (since we can assume it’s probably done), there are 3 completed arcs to work with: Dressrosa, Zou, and Whole Cake Island. Something worth noting with these arcs is that the Straw Hats separate towards the beginning of Dressrosa. They briefly reunite in Zou (well most of them do anyway), but for the most part the core cast is split up. The actors went on record to say that while Colleen was recording Amazon Lily through Marineford they were essentially on break from playing their characters. Perhaps Funimation learned from that and decided to try a different approach since something similar was going to happen again.
So here is the thought:
While the actors for Zoro, Usopp, Franky, and Robin are working on Dressrosa, at the same time Funimation could be having Nami, Sanji, Chopper, and Brook working on Whole Cake Island. By working on these arcs simultaneously, the process can be finished much quicker without giving any of the actors months to even years of downtime, and remove gaps in the release schedule. To take this thought a step further - the side characters. Dressrosa and Whole Cake Island share none of the same cast minus Caesar and Luffy. This means there are minimum scheduling conflicts, as Leo can record at the same time as Carrot, and Zoro the same time as Chopper, without any of the actors being thrown off.
Now obviously Luffy is an exception to this thought, but what if Colleen was the only actor recording in a straight line? This would mean by the time she starts Zou and/or Whole Cake, she would likely be one of the last if not the absolute last one to record her part before the episodes are ready to be streamed or released on home media. This would also mean Funimation could either have the rest of the cast start on Wano ahead of her, or just have them all wait to start on the same page.
I don’t really have any thoughts pertaining to the home video release or how quickly this will allow the dub to release from this point on, but if this speculation is what Funi has in mind, it could eliminate any future hiatuses and better manage their scheduling.
Just a thought :)