Disney+ Series “Big Shot” Stops Shooting Due to COVID-19 Case
An upcoming Disney+ show has had to suspend production due to a positive COVID-19 case on set. Big Shot, starring John Stamos has had filming suspended for the duration of 2020 according to a recent piece in DEADLINE. According to the piece, the decision was made on Thursday night after the positive COVID case came to light.
Though we don’t know exactly who has the virus, DEADLINE’s sources advised that it was a Zone 1 employee so could potentially be an actor.
What we do know is that the person had tested negative during prior checks but tested positive when checked at work on Thursday.
Since the COVID diagnosis was made, the result meant that guidelines set by the state/country needed to be followed. This includes contact tracing and 14-day quarantines for all those who had come in close contact with the employee that tested positive.
According to reports, the show will resume filming in January. The piece in Deadline says that production is already on the second-to-last episode which means that hopefully the premiere will not be pushed back. This is the second COVID incident involving the production. Back in November the show need to stop production for a day for what was eventually determined to be a false positive.
For those unfamiliar Big Shot is a 10-episode series coming to Disney+ that follows a temperamental college football coach (played by John Stamos) who loses his job and must take a job at an all-girls school. The series is written and executive produced by David E. Kelley and Dean Lorey.
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