EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has stopped Bridgerton Season 2 shoots for the second time in a week after another positive Covid test hit the popular Regency-era drama, News Block can reveal.
We hear that Netflix has halted production for an indefinite period of time as the streamer and Shondaland producers set a schedule for a safe return amid the Delta variant of the coronavirus that is emerging across the UK.
Netflix declined to comment on whether it was a cast or crew member who contracted the virus, although the indefinite length of the hiatus will lead to speculation that it could be an actor. Either way, the individual is now isolating himself.
Bridgerton he was last detained for 24 hours on Thursday after a crew member tested positive. Production resumed yesterday, but filming has stopped again today.
Netflix conducts proactive testing on its series and Bridgerton The brush with Covid is a reminder that film and television shoots need to remain vigilant, especially as new variants find faster ways to spread among the population.
Nearly 52,000 people tested positive for coronavirus in England on Friday, while there were 49 deaths. Despite the rise in the virus, the UK government is pushing ahead with reopening the country on Monday, when all legal restrictions on social contact will be lifted.
Bridgerton It is produced in the UK by Shondaland through the Household Pictures production vehicle. Use some of the greatest manor houses in the country to tell the story of Julia Quinn’s best-selling novels.
Season 1 was a sensation, becoming Netflix’s largest series after it was viewed by a record 82 million households worldwide. The show was also nominated for 12 Emmy Awards this week.