The indefinite halt on manufacturing follows a 24-hour shutdown on Thursday
The filming of Bridgerton Season 2 was halted for a second time this week after a solid or crew member examined constructive for COVID-19. The Netflix hit was beforehand placed on a 24-hour pause on Thursday after a crew member examined constructive for the virus. But not lengthy after resuming manufacturing, a second member examined constructive for the virus, leading to Netflix halting manufacturing indefinitely as they work with Shondaland to find out how they’ll safely return to set.
The second season of Bridgerton is presently in manufacturing abroad within the UK, the place the Delta variant of coronavirus is presently surging. And whereas Netflix has declined to touch upon whether or not a solid member or a crew member contracted the virus, Deadline reviews that the indefinite pause on manufacturing may point out that it was an actor. What is confirmed, nonetheless, is that the person who examined constructive is presently in isolation.
In the meantime, Netflix is working with Shondaland, a manufacturing firm based by TV author and producer Shonda Rhimes, to create a timetable for filming to securely resume.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has applied stringent COVID security protocols — protocols they intent to maintain in place by way of 2022. They embody frequent testing, ample PPE and punctiliously monitored units.
“Everything that we are doing now with testing and PPE is probably going to remain through all of next year — not probably, it is going to remain through all of next year,” Netflix’s director of manufacturing administration for authentic studio movie, Kwame Parker, tells THR. “We’re all preparing that this is how we’re going to be making movies for at least another year or two.”
Momita SenGupta, Netflix VP manufacturing administration for authentic collection, provides that the units are a “very safe place.”
“Once you are on a set — and I can say this about our industry as a whole, not just Netflix — it is a very safe place,” SenGupta says. “It is very structured, you have probably the best PPE that you can get other than being in a hospital with N95s and face shields, you have monitors distancing you, you are being tested.”
In England, the place Bridgerton is filmed, greater than 300,000 constructive COVID assessments have been reported previously week. On Friday, alone, almost 52,000 individuals examined constructive for COVID-19, and 49 individuals have died from the virus.
Bridgerton is predicated on Julia Quinn’s bestselling collection of romance novels concerning the Bridgerton household in Regency England. Season 1 adopted the love story of Daphne Bridgerton and Simon Basset, performed by Phoebe Dynevor and Regé-Jean Page, respectively. Season 2, nonetheless, will deal with Anthony Bridgerton, Daphne’s brother performed by Jonathan Bailey, and his mission to discover a spouse. While Page gained’t be round for Season 2, Sex Education star Simone Ashley joins the solid as Kate Sharma, who catches Anthony’s eye. And we, for one, can not wait to observe it.