As we know all too well by now, along with tragically causing over 200,000 deaths in America, COVID-19 has thrown a wrench into the movies and TV shows scheduled to film in 2020.
The need for social distancing forced everyone who was ready to be on a set, including those at Netflix, to hit pause on all productions for the time being. What’s less clear, as of now, is which Netflix shows are filming again after the ongoing and extended COVID-19 delays. Here’s what we know so far.
Are Netflix shows filming again?
According to a regularly updated list from Vulture, the answer is yes. At the end of August, the publication began noting that some shows were already set to return to the their respective sets, but not all. And that makes sense. After all, every show is different and therefore, the needs of a production are different, too.
The Netflix casts and crews that are filming again are reportedly adhering to “enhanced safety protocols.” Not to mention, creators are still actively dreaming up new, clever, and socially distanced ways to bring cast and crews “together” for filming without necessarily bringing them physically together. Welcome to the future of filming!
As we previously reported, The Witcher season 2 resumed filming in August and is scheduled to drop in 2021. Production on Stranger Things season 4 resumed in September, and is expected to move to New Mexico in December to continue filming. It’s hopeful that the highly-anticipated season will debut in 2021.
Luckily, many Netflix productions were able to drop while other projects were put on hold, simply because they wrapped prior to COVID-19 becoming such a threat in America. For instance, The Haunting of Bly Manor was released earlier this month. Reportedly, filming on the horror series finished up in February 2020, meaning they fortunately just missed the production delays.
Here’s to hoping the Netflix productions that are able to start up filming again are taking the safest of precautions to ensure everyone onset remains healthy.