Bridgerton series two filming 'is halted for second time after another crew member tests positive for Covid'
Filming Bridgerton's second series has reportedly been halted for a second time after another crew member tested positive for Covid.
Production on the show was said to have stopped for 24 hours earlier this week and started up again on Friday after a member of the crew tested positive for the virus.
According to Deadline, crew had returned to work for less than a day before another case put a stop to filming again.
There is said to be no set return date and Netflix reportedly declined to comment as to who on the set had tested positive when approached by Deadline.
The person is now believed to be isolating as they deal with the virus. MailOnline has contacted Netfilx for comment.
The first case earlier this week is said to have worried Netflix bosses who are about to start work on another one of their grand productions, The Crown.
A TV insider told The Sun that the vast cast and crew needed for the period dramas has caused 'a logistical nightmare in terms of trying to keep staff safe, prevent an outbreak or contain one when it's been identified.
'It's also a headache for producers because removing cast or crew and putting them into isolation means they have to be replaced at short notice, and that's not always possible.
'Netflix have gone to great lengths to ensure all the relevant measures are in place on Bridgerton... That doesn't bode well for filming of The Crown.'
Back in January, show star Phoebe Dyvenor expressed her concerns about filming series two amid the pandemic.
'I can't imagine how it would be possible to film under these circumstances,' she told Deadline.
'There are so many extras and so many crew members, and it's a very intimate show. It just baffles me how we would film it under COVID rules unless there was a vaccine beforehand.'
Production for season two of raunchy hit Bridgerton was first seen getting underway at the historic Old Naval College at the University of Greenwich in May.
Bridgerton is Netflix's most-watched series ever, as more than 82million households tuned in to watch after its release on Christmas Day last year.
The first season focused on the romance between Daphne Bridgerton, played by Phoebe, and Simon, Duke of Hastings, the role which Rege-Jean Page bade farewell to in April– to the dismay of his many fans.
Bridgerton has been renewed for a second, third and fourth season with Netflix, and the next season is based on Julia Quinn's second Bridgerton novel The Viscount Who Loved Me.
The second season will shift the focus to Daphne's brother Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey), who will go on the hunt for a suitable bride when he meets sisters Kate (Simone Ashley) and Edwina (Charithra Chandran) Sheffield, renamed Sharma for the show.
While he tries to pursue Edwina he finds himself becoming attracted to Kate instead, despite the fact they are often at odds with each other.
A release date has yet to be announced.