HBO will pause production on the fourth season of sci-fi collection Westworld following a optimistic coronavirus take a look at outcome.
According to Deadline, the optimistic COVID-19 take a look at appeared from somebody on the production staff as half of the present’s rigorous testing scheme. The staff has been testing diligently all through this course of and can begin a two-day pause interval subsequent week.
Meanwhile, Hulu collection Woke had to droop production for its upcoming season two after optimistic COVID-19 take a look at. A division head in Zone A, which in COVID-protocol language describes these current on set when the performers aren’t carrying masks, examined optimistic, ensuing within the production pause. Filming resumed in a while Wednesday.
Westworld is simply the most recent collection pressured to shut down production as COVID-19 instances proceed to surge around the globe.
The tenth season of FX’s American Horror Story was pressured to pause earlier this week, and a quantity of main UK productions have additionally been impacted.
Netflix’s movie adaptation of the Matilda musical, the second season of Bridgerton and the Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon — all of that are filming within the UK — have been hit with COVID instances within the final week and had been pressured to quickly shut down.
Westworld, based mostly on the eponymous movie written by Michael Crichton, has been created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy.
It options an ensemble forged that features Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Thandiwe Newton, Aaron Paul, Jimmi Simpson, Katja Herbers, Ed Harris, Tessa Thompson, Luke Hemsworth, Simon Quarterman and Rodrigo Santoro. The present is exec produced by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy, Denise The, JJ Abrams, Athena Wickham, Richard J. Lewis and Ben (*4*).