Both Netflix and Disney have halted production on current films and TV shows in an attempt to prevent the further spread of the novel coronavirus. Netflix has halted production of current films, TV shows to prevent further spread.
Netflix confirmed to the verge that it is pause scripted TV and film production in both the US and Canada for two weeks due to government restrictions. It’s unclear if this will impact release dates at this time.
Prior to Disney’s announcement, Marvel’s shang-chi and the legend of the ten rings director, Destin Daniel cretton, announced he is undergoing self-isolating procedures. First unit production is paused in London as a result.
There are an array of shows and films in various levels of production. Deadline is reporting that stranger things, grace and Frankie, sex/life, and Ryan Murphy’s the prom have halted production.
Prior to Netflix and Disney’s announcements, a number of efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus were announced. Disney is closing its last remaining parks – Disney World Orlando, Disneyland Paris, and Disneyland in Anaheim – beginning this weekend.
Several films from Disney and other studios have been delayed. New mutant, antlers, F9, and a quiet place II have all been delayed to later this year or for a time that has n’t been announced yet. F9 is delayed until April 2021, taking over a spot reserved for the tenth installment in the franchise.
Other major studios, including Sony, Paramount, Universal, and Warner Bros. have not announced major closures at this time. Warner Bros. shut down production on Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic after actor Tom Hanks tested positive for the novel coronavirus.