Bridgerton series two filming 'halted after crew member gets Covid'07/16/2021
‘It’s a logistical nightmare’: Bridgerton series two filming ‘halted after crew member tests positive for Covid’
- Production on the show has ground to a halt, with all cast and crew tested while bosses staged a crisis meeting to determine when it is safe to return
Filming for series two of Netflix hit Bridgerton has reportedly been halted after a crew member ‘tested positive for Covid’.
Production on the show is said to have immediately ground to a halt, with all cast and crew tested while bosses staged a crisis meeting to determine when it is safe to continue work.
The case is said to have worried Netflix bosses who are about to start work on another one of their grand productions, The Crown.
‘It’s a logistical nightmare’: Bridgerton series two filming has been ‘halted after a crew member tested positive for Covid’ (pictured: show star Phoebe Dyvenor as Daphne Bridgerton)
A TV insider told The Sun that the vast cast and crew needed for the period dramas has caused ‘a logistical nightmare in terms of trying to keep staff safe, prevent an outbreak or contain one when it’s been identified.
‘It’s also a headache for producers because removing cast or crew and putting them into isolation means they have to be replaced at short notice, and that’s not always possible.
‘Netflix have gone to great lengths to ensure all the relevant measures are in place on Bridgerton… That doesn’t bode well for filming of The Crown.’
MailOnline has contacted Netflix for comment.
Take a break: Production on the show is said to have immediately ground to a halt, with all cast and crew tested while bosses staged a crisis meeting to determine when it is safe to continue work (pictured: Rege Jean-Page as the Duke of Hastings and Phoebe)
Back in January, show star Phoebe Dyvenor expressed her concerns about filming series two amid the pandemic.
‘I can’t imagine how it would be possible to film under these circumstances,’ she told Deadline.
‘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 COVID rules unless there was a vaccine beforehand.’
Production for season two of raunchy hit Bridgerton was first seen getting underway at the historic Old Naval College at the University of Greenwich in May.
Bridgerton is Netflix’s most-watched series ever, as more than 82million 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, the role which Rege-Jean Page bade farewell to in April– to the dismay of his many fans.
Bridgerton has been renewed for a second, third and fourth season with Netflix, and the next season is 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 will go on the hunt for a suitable bride when he meets sisters Kate (Simone Ashley) and Edwina (Charithra Chandran) Sheffield, renamed Sharma for the show.
While he tries to pursue Edwina he finds himself becoming attracted to Kate instead, despite the fact they are often at odds with each other.
A release date has yet to be announced.
One to watch: The second season will shift the focus to Daphne’s brother Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey), who will go on the hunt for a suitable bride
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