Netflix pauses production on 'Stranger Things,' other shows due to coronavirus

The streaming giant shut down production on all shows in the US and Canada.

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Mariella Moon
March 13, 2020 8:38 PM

TV and media giants, including streaming services, are feeling the effects of the global coronavirus pandemic. According to The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline, Netflix has put a pause on all scripted TV and film production for two weeks in the US and Canada to comply with government restrictions in the face of COVID-19.

The affected shows include viewer favorite Stranger Things, which had to shut down its fourth season's production, as well as supernatural detective series Lucifer and Groundhog Day-esque comedy drama Russian Doll. Shows being filmed outside the US and Canada like The Witcher, however, are reportedly being assessed on a case by case basis.

Netflix isn't the only streaming outfit that's had to put things on hold. Apple has also suspended production on a bunch of shows for its TV+ platform, including Stephen King's Lisey's Story, Jennifer Aniston-starrer The Morning Show and thriller series Servant. Meanwhile, Disney had to shut down 16 pilots across its networks -- for Disney+, in particular, the move affects MCU's Captain America spinoff The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

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