Picard Set Shuts Down After Covid-19 Outbreak

Soji and Picard sit across from each other at a table in a scene from the Star Trek Picard series.

Soji (Isa Briones) and Picard (Patrick Stewart) could be a bit more social distancing in this scene from the first season.
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Sare two of Star trek Serie Picard is ready to arrive at Paramount + next month, but the show is still in production, maintaining a schedule structured to film seasons two and three back to back. Or is it it was in production until this week, when the science fiction show temporarily paralyzed exactly for the reason you are thinking.

The Hollywood Reporter He broke the news: “Sources say that more than 50 members of the big production tested positive on Monday, which was the first day of work after the Christmas holidays. The series directed by Patrick Stewart has one of the largest television crews, with more than 450 employees. The infections affected several areas, including gypsum in zone A. “The trade also noted that production is expected to resume next week,”if not before, although the details are still in limbo. “

Term he soon issued his own report on the story with additional information, namely that lead actor Stewart was not among the Picard cast and crew who tested positive for the virus. He also added that the Los Angeles-based company The show was in production on season two at the time of closing.

Given the state of the world and the rapid spread of the highly contagious omicron variant, this news is not particularly surprising: welcome to Hnew from ollywood normal in these times of pandemicalthough the pure number of positive test cases, especially now that the industry has adopted strict covid protocols, it is still alarming. Presumably, this production hiatus won’t affect next month’s season two premiere, though no announcement has been made on that front yet.

Besides Stewart, Picard also stars Alison Pickup, Isa Briones, Evan Evagora, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, Jeri Ryan, Orla Brady, and Brent Spiner.

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