Bridgerton shuts down production after second Covid-19 positive
According to The Hollywood Reporter, production of Bridgeton Season 2 has been halted for the second time as a team member has tested positive for Covid-19. Filming is put on hold indefinitely, while Shondaland producers work out a timetable for a return to production. It is not clear whether any cast or crew members contracted the virus, but they are still in isolation.
This is the second shutdown since Thursday in which production has been halted for 24 hours after a crew member tested positive for COVID-19. After testing positive, the crew member was put in isolation after everyone who worked on the chain tested positive. At the time, none of the cast was affected and production resumed on Friday.
Bridgerton is manufactured by Shondaland in the UK, where strains of the delta version of the coronavirus are still growing.
Bridgerton became a hit for Netflix, as it reached a record 82 million homes globally. It was also nominated for twelve Emmys, including a nomination for Outstanding Drama and Lead Actor for Reggae-Jean Page, who plays Simon Bassett, the handsome and courageous Duke of Hastings. The first season focused on the Bridgeton family, named Daphne and her love story with Simon. The play is based on the popular book series written by Julia Quinn.