NBCUniversal paralyzes the filming of the 35 series as a result of the Coronavirus


More and more series and movies that suffer first hand the consequences of Coronaviruses, having postponed premieres or stopped filming. Now, NBCUniversal has announced that it has suspended filming of the most of their tv series in all the production units of entertainment, such as Universal Television, UCP, Universal Television Alternative Studios and productions of First Run Syndication; what would stop around 35 series.

  'Chicago Fire'

The long list includes titles such as ‘Dick Wolf’, which has not yet started filming, ‘Chicago Fire’, ‘Chicago P. D’, ‘Chicago Med’, ‘Law and order: special victims ‘task force’, ‘FBI’, ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ or ‘New Amsterdam’the new series starring Emmy Rossum. In addition to ‘Dick Wolf’, according to Deadline have been suspended also other series that had not yet started his shooting but that, on the contrary that ‘Dick Wolf’, these belong to Universal TV, we talk about the second season of ‘Russian Doll’ series Netflix starring Natasha Lyonne, the second season of ‘Little America’ for Apple, and the first of ‘Rutherford Falls’, the starring Ed Helms.

The Coronavirus has already arrived to the cinema, and the first case quite sounded, has been that of Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson. In the series of ‘Chicago,’ the virus came to one of the members of the production team, who similarly tested positive for the COVID-19. The team of NBCUniversal wanted to send a message to all his workers: “The health and safety of the cast, members and employees is our top priority. Whenever possible, we are pausing the production for two weeks as a precautionary measure, after which reevaluaremos and we will determine a start date that is appropriate. In some cases we are accelerating plans to complete the physical production”.

The Coronavirus and the cinema

The speed at which it spreads the Coronavirus is making numerous movies and series cancel their premieres and shoots. Some of the affected have been ‘Mulan’ or ‘Fast & Furious 9’ whoever has had to delay its premiere by a whole yearuntil the spring of 2021.

On the other hand, the world of the series outside of NBCUniversal has also begun to take measures, having delayed the filming of series such as ‘Riverdale’, ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ or ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, which has shut down filming at the end of its sixteenth season.