Apple TV+ Original ‘The Morning Show’ Pauses Production Due to Coronavirus Fears
Coronavirus concerns are taking over the world and they don’t appear to be stopping anytime soon. This morning saw the 2020 Juno Awards cancelled in Canada, and now the Apple TV+ original series has paused its production due to concerns over coronavirus.
According to Deadline, fears of coronavirus spreading further have taken over Hollywood and now The Morning Show has paused its filming for two weeks:
The decision was made by the series’ studio, Media Res, in conjunction with Apple. It is a proactive measure out of precaution and not prompted by any specific concern related by possible exposure.
“In concert with our dedicated partners at Apple, we have concluded it would be prudent to take a two-week hiatus to assess the situation and ensure the safety of the incredible people who make this show,” said Michael Ellenberg, Founder and CEO of Media Res.
The second season of The Morning Show is currently being filmed at the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, California.
Yesterday, Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson announce they tested positive for coronavirus, while down in Australia, working on a film.
This morning, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau quarantined himself after his wife began feeling symptoms of the flu and awaits test results for COVID-19.
Apple has already asked its employees to work from home this week, while the iPhone maker has shuttered its stores in Italy, amid the latter’s nationwide shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic.