As the list of coronavirus-related cancellations and shutdowns continues to grow, Netflix has reportedly become the latest name to take precautionary actions. Entertainment Weekly reports that the streaming giant has paused production on all of its scripted TV shows and movies as a result of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. According to EW, the shutdown will last at least two weeks, and will reportedly impact a great deal of titles currently in production, including Stranger Things.
Many other TV shows and films have delayed production due to concerns related to COVID-19, in compliance with officials’ directives to cancel or postpone large gatherings and events. Variety reports that Disney TV Studios has postponed at least 16 pilots as well as a handful of current shows, while Warner Bros. Television Group halted production on more than 70 titles — including The Bachelorette, which was slated to begin filming its 16th season last week. Several TV shows with a live studio audience — like The Ellen Show — have also temporarily stopped production.
Shutdowns have also affected the music industry, with festivals like Coachella, Stagecoach, and SXSW cancelling or postponing their annual events. Several music artists, like Billie Eilish and the Jonas Brothers, have also pressed the pause button on their live performances.
We’ll definitely be keeping our eyes peeled for any announcement about our favorite shows getting back on set. In the mean time, at least there’s plenty of titles to stream at home — either for the first time around, or a necessary re-watch.
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