“Star Trek: Picard” has halted manufacturing following information that greater than 50 crew members examined optimistic for COVID-19.
Sources informed the Hollywood Reporter that work on the Patrick Stewart drama was halted on Monday following the vacation hiatus.
The startlingly excessive quantity brings to mild how the Omicron surge has affected the film and television industry, amongst others.
The present has a really giant workers that’s comprised of greater than 450 members. Each crew and a few forged members who have been working alongside each other with out distancing or PPE have examined optimistic.
Insiders informed the outlet that filming is “anticipated to renew early subsequent week, if not sooner, although particulars stay in limbo.”
“Star Trek: Picard” shoots in in Los Angeles and was recently renewed for a third season on Paramount+. The present is presently filming Season 2.
In line with Deadline, Stewart, 81, was not among the many individuals contaminated. Stars Alison Tablet, Isa Briones, Evan Evagora, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, Jeri Ryan, Annie Wersching and Brent Spiner are additionally a part of the forged.
Manufacturing was not too long ago suspended on different CBS reveals equivalent to “NCIS” and “NCIS: LA.” The Omicron surge has additionally pressured the Grammy Awards and the Critics Alternative Awards to be postponed.
The Recording Academy stated in an announcement earlier this week of the Grammys: “After cautious consideration and evaluation with metropolis and state officers, well being and security specialists, the artist neighborhood and our many companions, the Recording Academy and CBS have postponed the sixty fourth Annual Grammy Awards Present.”
“The well being and security of these in our music neighborhood, the stay viewers, and the tons of of people that work tirelessly to provide our present stays our prime precedence,” the assertion continued. “Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, holding the present on Jan. 31 merely accommodates too many dangers. We look ahead to celebrating Music’s Greatest Evening on a future date, which shall be introduced quickly.”
Utah’s Sundance Film Festival has additionally canceled its in-person section and shall be holding a digital present from Jan. 20 to 30 as a substitute.
“Whereas it’s a deep loss to not have the in-person expertise in Utah, we don’t imagine it’s secure nor possible to assemble 1000’s of artists, audiences, staff, volunteers and companions from around the globe for an 11-day pageant whereas overwhelmed communities are already struggling to supply important providers,” Sundance reps not too long ago stated.
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