COVID Test Delays Shutdown TV Show Productions - Future of the Force

The CWVerse and Charmed are among the shows forced into delay by COVID-19

We were doing so well too. It just had to happen, didn’t it? COVID-19 has devastated the film and TV making industry over the past seven to eight months but things were just getting back on track. I say were as due to delays in processing the vital tests that have become the industry standard now on the numerous sets in British Columbia, the filming of ‘Batwoman, ‘Nancy Drew‘, ‘Charmed‘ and ‘ Riverdale‘ have led to the productions shutting down with immediate effect. Although the delays are not expected to be too long before filming and production can resume, it still comes as a blow to the industry that was just getting back to normal. It has been reported that just a single lab is currently processing the tests and is prioritizing schools over everything else, as can be expected.


It is also being reported that the Disney show ‘Big Sky‘ has also halted production due to the same problem although production is expected to resume in the next few days. The production of the Hulu adaptation of the YA best-selling novels by Trenton Lee Stewart ‘The Mysterious Benedict Society‘ has also seen delays. There are no reports that the shows ‘The Mighty Ducks‘ or ‘A Million Different Things‘ have been affected as of yet.


But the bad news keeps on coming as it has been revealed that Warner Bros. Television is experiencing production delays to their eagerly awaited Superhero shows. ‘Legends Of Tomorrow‘, ‘The Flash‘, and the final season of ‘Supergirl‘ have all been affected in some way. This time, however, no new start dates or any resumption dates have been announced so it remains to be seen exactly when these shows will recommence production.

We will keep you up to date with this breaking news.


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Carl Roberts is a Senior Entertainment/Books and Literature Correspondent for The Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter @CarlRoberts2 where he uses the force frequently!


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(Source: Variety)


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