Production in season 2 of Bridgerton has closed once more after its second COVID-19 case in a week, Variety Has confirmed.
Production has been stopped for an indefinite period of time in the popular Netflix Show. Although the streamer declined to comment on whether the person who contracted COVID-19 was a cast or crew member, the person is now in isolation.
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The closing comes like Bridgerton had just resumed production on Friday, after a crew member tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the week.
The Delta variant of COVID-19 has become a growing concern in recent weeks as it has led to an increase in cases internationally.
Term was the first to report the news of the second shutdown.
Variety understands that filming was immediately paused to allow for an isolated round of auditions from everyone involved in the series. All COVID-19 health and safety protocols were followed and those affected were isolated.
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Production on season 2 began in May at various locations in London.
Revelation star Phoebe dynevor returns for the series, which is based on the Julia Quinn novels, but Regé-Jean Page will not be part of the show.
The pause and resumption of production comes as the UK will fully reopen on July 19, on so-called Freedom Day.
The country now has the highest daily rate of new cases in the world with 48,553 cases registered on July 15, a seven-day average of 36,886, according to the latest figures released by the UK government.
More than 1.2 million people are tested daily: 87.5% of the population have received their first dose of vaccination, while 67.1% have received both injections.
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It remains to be seen whether Freedom Day will lead to an increase in new cases.
Earlier this week, the first season of Bridgerton earned 12 Primetime Emmy nominations even for best drama series and lead actor for Page. It was the streamer’s most popular show with 82 million viewers.
It is produced by Shondaland.
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