Bridgerton Shuts Down Season 2 Production After Positive COVID Tests
Production of the highly-anticipated second of the hit Netflix series Bridgerton has been paused.
Netflix announced Saturday (July 17) that it has shut down production for an "indefinite period" after a second positive COVID test was discovered the day after filming resumed, US Weekly reports.
The show had initially paused production for a few days last week and had resumed filming on Friday (July 16). A source told US Weekly, "production briefly paused due to a very small number of positive covid cases. All COVID-19 health and safety protocols were followed, and those impacted have been isolated. No cast [members were] affected."
According to US Weekly, Netflix is currently working on a timetable for a safe return to filming.
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Production on Season 2 of Bridgerton, which Shonda Rhimes created, began last April in the UK after it was greenlit in January. The first season premiered in Dec. 2020 and reached a record-breaking 82 million households worldwide.
Season 1 has also received 12 Emmy nominations, including one for breakout star Regé-Jean Page for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Page will not be returning for Season 2.