Netflix will be shutting down its production of all TV shows and movies in both Canada and the U.S., due to the current coronavirus pandemic. Productions will pause for at least two weeks, potentially affecting future release dates of online content for Netflix.
Warner Bros. Television Group says it is “is halting production on some of our 70+ series and pilots currently filming or about to begin.”
— Joe Flint (@JBFlint) March 13, 2020
According to WSJ reporter Joe Flint, affected productions include the fourth season of Stranger Things and Grace and Frankie. New York Times reporter John Koblin says “dozens” of TV shows and movies are affected by the move.
Most Hollywood studios have paused production of shows and movies amid the coronavirus pandemic, with some major movie theatres possibly set to shut down temporarily in the United States.
The WSJ says Disney has similarly paused production on live-action films, including “The Little Mermaid,” “Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings,” and also “Home Alone”.
Apple TV+ original The Morning Show recently halted production for two weeks, impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, as governments tell people to practice “social distancing.”