Filming of Bridgerton’s second series was reportedly halted for a second time after another member of the crew tested positive for Covid.
Production on the show reportedly halted for 24 hours earlier this week and resumed Friday after a member of the team tested positive for the virus.
According to Deadline, the crew had returned to work less than a day before another case interrupted filming again.
Setback: Filming of Bridgerton’s second series reportedly halted for second time this week due to another Covid case
There would be no set return date, and Netflix reportedly declined to comment on who on set tested positive when approached by Deadline.
The person is now believed to be isolating themselves as they deal with the virus. MailOnline has contacted Netfilx for comment.
The first case earlier this week is said to have worried Netflix bosses who are about to start work on another of their big productions, The Crown.
A television insider told The Sun that the large cast and crew needed for period dramas have caused “a logistical nightmare in terms of trying to protect staff, prevent an outbreak or contain one. when it has been identified “.
Unlucky: Production of the show reportedly halted for 24 hours earlier this week and resumed on Friday after a team member tested positive for the virus
“It’s also a headache for producers because removing the cast or crew and putting them in isolation means they have to be replaced in the short term, which isn’t always possible.
“Netflix has gone to great lengths to ensure that all the relevant measures are in place on Bridgerton… It doesn’t bode well for the filming of The Crown. ”
In January, series star Phoebe Dyvenor expressed concerns about the filming of the second series amid the pandemic.
“I can’t imagine how it would be possible to film under these circumstances,” she told Deadline.
Apprehension: In January, show star Phoebe Dyvenor expressed concerns about the filming of the second series amid the pandemic
“There are so many extras and so many crew members, and it’s a very intimate show. It just baffles me how we would film it under COVID rules unless there was a vaccine beforehand.
Production on the second season of the scorching hit Bridgerton was first seen kicking off at Greenwich University’s historic Old Naval College in May.
Bridgerton is Netflix’s most-watched series, with more than 82 million households watching it after its release on Christmas Day last year.
The first season focused on the romance between Daphne Bridgerton, played by Phoebe, and Simon, Duke of Hastings, a role to which Rege-Jean Page bade farewell in April – much to the dismay of his many fans.
Romance: The first season focused on the romance between Daphne Bridgerton, played by Phoebe, and Simon, Duke of Hastings, the role Rege-Jean Page said goodbye to in April.
Bridgerton has been renewed for a second, third, and fourth season with Netflix, and the upcoming season is based on Julia Quinn’s second Bridgerton novel, The Viscount Who Loved Me.
The second season will focus on Daphne’s brother Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey), who sets off in search of a suitable bride when he meets sisters Kate (Simone Ashley) and Edwina (Charithra Chandran) Sheffield, renamed Sharma for the show.
As he tries to pursue Edwina, he finds himself rather drawn to Kate, despite the fact that they often disagree.
A release date has not yet been announced.
Back in action: The production of the second season of the scorching hit Bridgerton was first seen underway at Greenwich University’s historic Old Naval College in May