Deadline has paused production on the second season of Shonda Rhimes’ Bridgerton due to a positive COVID-19 test. Netflix has not publicly commented on the matter and there is no word as to how many staffers or talent may have tested positive for the virus. However, it is not the first time that Bridgerton has dealt with such as setback.
News of a positive COVID-19 test on the set of the Netflix hit series is not entirely surprising. On Thursday, the show was forced to stop working because of a COVID-19 test. The order to stop production lasted 24 hours and the team reportedly began working again on Friday.
According to Deadline, Netflix performs “proactive” COVID-19 testing on the set of the show. Unfortunately, England has been hit hard by the virus regardless of the restrictions put in place. More than 50,000 people tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, but the nation is moving forward with its full reopening on Monday. As for Netflix, it is unclear when they will move forward with the production of Bridgerton.