Filming for Bridgerton has been suspended again, a day after it resumed following COVID-19 spread on set.
On Thursday, July 15, the production confirmed that filming had been “temporarily paused” for 24 hours after a crew member on set tested positive for COVID-19 — which is likely to last longer — follows growing concerns about the Delta variant spreading across the United Kingdom (UK).
Just a day after filming resumed on Friday, July 16, production has once again been put on pause — due to the second case. A representative from Netflix refuses to comment further to the media on any individual person’s health and whether the positive test came from an actor or a crew member.
According to Deadline, which published the news initially, the two individuals who reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 are now being isolated in accordance with established protocols, while the streamer and the producers of the series prepare timetables to resume filming.
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Season 2 of “Bridgerton” was supposed to begin filming in March 2021, however, due to pandemic-related delays, production began in April 2021 in London. Much of the film industry has had to adjust to new safety measures and limitations, and many films’ release dates have been pushed back.
A very feminist, romantic, cheeky series set during the regency of London. That’s Bridgerton, Shonda Rhimes’ first project under her massive Netflix deal which dropped Dec. 25, 2020. It follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and her family when she makes her high-society debut in the competitive wedding market.
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The second season will center on Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and his quest to find a wife, with Simone Ashley from Sex Education joining the cast as Kate Sharma, a feisty young woman who captures Anthony’s attention.
Check out the teasers here!