Filming of “Bridgerton” season 2 has been halted for now after a cast member tested positive for COVID-19 for the second consecutive week. The Netflix romance series is currently underway in the UK. The Netflix series of romance is currently in production in the U.K. EW reported that a representative for Netflix confirmed the production stoppage, but declined comment further. It is unknown if the virus has been detected in an actor or another member of the cast.
Deadline reported that this individual is currently being held hostage while streamer and show’s producers set a timetable to allow filming to resume. On Thursday, production was stopped at Bridgerton after one of the crew members tested positive for COVID. The series was tested by everyone else, and no cast members were reported to have been infected. Production resumed the Friday before the second shutdown.
The United Kingdom is experiencing an epidemic of infections caused by the highly contagious Delta version of the virus. According to Friday’s COVID count, it exceeded 50,000 daily since January. Shondaland has produced the Netflix-exclusive series based upon Julia Quinn’s romance novels about the marital misadventures that befell the Bridgerton family of Regency England.
The first season became a smash hit on Netflix, becoming the most-viewed TV series. This episode also earned 12 Emmy nominations for Rege Jean Page, including Outstanding Drama Series, Best Actor in Drama Series, and Best Actor in Drama Series. EW says that the second season of the series will focus on Anthony Bridgerton’s search for a wife. Simone Ashley joins the cast to play Kate Sharma, a determined young woman who catches Anthony’s eye. Netflix already renewed Bridgerton through the fourth season.