Filming for the second season of Bridgerton has been suspended indefinitely.
The Netflix series halted production for 24 hours on Thursday (7/15/21) after an unnamed crew member tested positive for the coronavirus, and although things resumed on Friday (7/16/21), a second positive COVID-19 test means that the set had to be closed again.
Netflix declined to comment on whether it was the cast or crew member who received a second positive.
There is currently no date set to resume production, according to Deadline, and the producers are scheduling when they believe it will be safe amid concerns over the highly contagious variant of Delta that has gripped the UK, where filming is taking place.
After the first positive result a few days ago, insiders admitted that the large cast and crew involved in creating the show meant securing the set was a “logistical nightmare.”
The source said: “[It’s]
a logistical nightmare in terms of trying to keep personnel safe, prevent an outbreak, or contain it when it is detected. This is also a headache for producers, because the removal of the actors or crew and their isolation means that they have to be replaced at short notice, which is not always possible.
“Netflix has made every effort to ensure that all necessary measures are followed at Bridgerton. It just goes to show how difficult it is to provide complete Covid protection for such a large network. ”
Meanwhile, Phoebe Daynevor recently admitted that Reg-Jean Page’s departure from the show was a wrench, but she doesn’t think it will affect the long-term future of the Netflix period drama.
She said, “I had a little misgivings, so I knew, but yes, I think it’s a wrench.
“But then again, the show is centered around the Bridgertons, and there are eight books. I think that maybe the fans of the books were more aware of this than the fans of the show. “