Apple Suspends All Active Filming on Apple TV+ Shows

Friday March 13, 2020 2:33 PM PDT by Juli Clover

Apple has suspended all active filming on Apple TV+ projects from outside studios, temporarily pausing work on "The Morning Show," "Foundation," "See," "Lisey's Story," "Servant," and "For All Mankind."


"The Morning Show" yesterday announced that it was shutting down production temporarily in an effort to prevent cast members and crew from catching the coronavirus, and as The Hollywood Reporter points out, the temporary halt on production has now expanded to all other ‌Apple TV‌+ shows that are in the process of filming.

"The Morning Show," "See," "Servant" and "For All Mankind" were filming season two episodes, while "Foundation" and "Lisey's Story," were filming their inaugural seasons.

Netflix has also shut down all scripted TV and film physical production for two weeks in the United States and Canada, and Disney TV Studios has shut down filming on 16 pilots. Warner Bros. Television Group has stopped production on more than TV shows and pilots that were in the works, and CBS, Paramount TV Studios, Showtime, and the CW have postponed production on some TV content.

Several late night talk shows, including "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon," "Late Night With Seth Meyers," and "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" are also on hiatus until at least March 30.

Given the spread of the coronavirus, it is not clear how long Apple and other TV production companies will need to pause work on television shows, and how that will affect TV debut dates. Several films that were set to debut soon are also being pushed back from their theatrical releases, including "The Quiet Place 2."

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3 weeks ago


should just shut down permanently

Translation: “I don’t like it so NOBODY should be ALLOWED to choose to PAY for this service.” Good thing you’re not king. Some of us like some of the shows.
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3 weeks ago
should just shut down permanently
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3 weeks ago
No one is paying for Apple+
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3 weeks ago


Filming of some random TV shows for entertainment or the masses is much, much, much less of a priority than health of the people involved directly and indirectly

Yeah which is why they stopped production Lol. I don’t think anyone at Apple is saying they should go on with the filming...
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3 weeks ago
I work on one of these shows and we were given the shutdown notice today. It doesn't mean everyone goes home though-- only the cast and set crew. The production office remains open, along with other supporting departments.
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3 weeks ago
It’s not just Apple, unfortunately. Here in Atlanta everything is shutting down. My production is going on hiatus for 4 weeks to start. I agree that the safety of the crew and the Talent is top priority, but it’s going to be tough to not have a paycheck for a month. And it not like I can jump on another show - there are none that will be filming starting next week. Just going to have to suck it up and weather the storm. I’ll be fine, but I know a lot of people in this industry who do not work regularly that will have a tough go at it. Guess I’ll finally be able to catch up on the backlog of shows I’ve missed out on, that is until I have to cancel all my services to save money. I have never taken unemployment, and I hope I never will. Unfortunately, a lot of my coworkers are not so lucky. The next two weeks are going to be interesting, no doubt.
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