Shooting of Bridgerton series two ‘will be halted for second time after another crew member tests positive for Covid’
Filming of Bridgerton’s second series has reportedly been halted for the second time after another crew member tested positive for Covid.
Production on the show is said to have stopped for 24 hours earlier this week and resumed Friday after a crew member tested positive for the virus.
according to Deadline, the crew was on the job for less than a day before another case halted shooting again.
Setback: Shooting for Bridgerton series two reportedly halted for the second time this week due to another Covid case
There is said to be no set return date, and Netflix reportedly declined to comment on who tested positive on set when Deadline approached him.
The person is now believed to be in isolation as they deal with the virus. MailOnline has reached out to Netfilx for comment.
The first case earlier this week would have worried Netflix bosses who are about to start work on another of their major productions, The Crown.
A TV insider told The sun that the massive cast and crew required for the period dramas have created a logistical nightmare in terms of trying to protect staff, prevent an outbreak, or contain an outbreak once identified.
Bad luck: The show’s production was said to have stopped for 24 hours earlier this week and resumed Friday after a crew member tested positive for the virus
“It’s also a headache for producers, because removing cast or crew and putting them in isolation means they have to be replaced at short notice, which isn’t always possible.
“Netflix has gone to great lengths to ensure that all relevant measures are in place at Bridgerton… That doesn’t bode well for filming The Crown.”
In January, show star Phoebe Dyvenor expressed her concerns about filming series two during the pandemic.
“I can’t imagine how it would be possible to film under these conditions,” she told Deadline.
Worried: In January, show star Phoebe Dyvenor expressed concerns about filming series two during the pandemic
‘There are so many extras and so many crew members, and it’s a very intimate show. It just baffles me how we would film it under the COVID rules unless there was a vaccine beforehand.”
Production for season two of the raunchy hit Bridgerton first kicked off in May at the historic Old Naval College at the University of Greenwich.
Bridgerton is Netflix’s most-watched series ever, as more than 82 million households tuned in to watch after its release on Christmas Day last year.
The first season focused on the romance between Daphne Bridgerton, played by Phoebe, and Simon, Duke of Hastings, whose role Rege-Jean Page retired in April – much to the dismay of his many fans.
Romance: The first season focused on the romance between Daphne Bridgerton, played by Phoebe, and Simon, Duke of Hastings, whose role Rege-Jean Page parted ways in April.
Bridgerton has been renewed for a second, third and fourth season on Netflix, with the following season based on Julia Quinn’s second Bridgerton novel The Viscount Who Loved Me.
The second season will shift the focus to Daphne’s brother Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey), who goes on the hunt for a suitable bride when he meets sisters Kate (Simone Ashley) and Edwina (Charithra Chandran) Sheffield, renamed Sharma for the show.
As he tries to chase Edwina, he finds himself attracted to Kate, despite the fact that they are often at odds with each other.
A release date has not yet been announced.
Back in action: Production for season two of the raunchy hit Bridgerton first kicked off in May at the historic Old Naval College at the University of Greenwich