AceShowbiz - Season 2 of "Bridgerton" is reportedly delayed after two members of the production team tested positive for COVID-19. According to a new report, upon learning that, producers quickly put the production on the sophomore season of the hit Netflix series to a halt in addition to asking the entire cast and crew to take a test.
Those who came into contact with the infected people are currently in isolation. Meanwhile, bosses of the show allegedly staged a crisis meeting to determine the right time to resume the work safely.
Reports claimed that this case gave a headache to Netflix honchos because they are set to start to work on another grand production, "The Crown". The Sun stated the massive cast and crew needed for the period dramas have caused "a logistical nightmare in terms of trying to keep staff safe, prevent an outbreak or contain one when it's been identified."
The report also added, "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'."
Back in January, star Phoebe Dynevor expressed her concerns about going back to filming for season 2 amid coronavirus pandemic. "I can’t imagine how it would be possible to film under these circumstances," she shared with 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."