EXCLUSIVE: Sky drama The Midwich Cuckoos It has become the latest high-profile UK shoot to experience a temporary delay after a crew member tested positive for coronavirus.
Filming resumed today (August 2) after a two-day hiatus, News Block Has confirmed. The crew member recorded a positive result during regular testing and did not come into close contact with other personnel on the set. They continue to isolate themselves at home.
The closure was precautionary and allowed for more extensive PCR testing; Additionally, the cast and crew continue to be screened twice a week per Sky’s policy.
“Throughout this time, the safety of our colleagues and customers remains our number one priority,” said a Sky spokesperson. “The Midwich Cuckoos Production was temporarily suspended with a single crew member, who did not come into close contact with others, now isolating himself after testing positive for Covid. Production resumed today (Monday, August 2) ”.
The last few weeks have seen UK productions including Dragon House, Bridgerton other Matilda all pause production due to positive cases.
Eight part series The Midwich Cuckoos stars Hawes alongside Max Beesley. It began to take place in London in May and the events unfold in Midwich, a small English suburban town that is liberal and aspirational, populated by nuclear families and prosperous streets. A place where not much happens, and for a very good reason.
The producers are Route 24 and Snowed-In Productions, backed by ITV Studios, in association with Sky Studios.