Coronavirus: 'Lord of the Rings,' 'Cowboy Bebop', 'Genius: Aretha' and Other TV Shows Resume Filming
Several TV shows, including Lord of the Rings to resume filming after getting shut down due to the Coronavirus
While the number of Coronavirus cases is rising across the United States, the Hollywood film industry is ready to get back to work. Scripted television shows have found ways to adapt to new normal, and many shows are reportedly heading back into production.
Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series is now filming in New Zealand. According to Deadline, production of the sho has already resumed, after having to shut down production in mid-March after filming nearly two episodes. During the hiatus, the screenwriting team started working on Season 2.As we previously reported, Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings‘ TV series is now casting background actors. According to recent casting calls, the show is looking for “hairy people” and actors with other character traits.
Meanwhile, Cowboy Bebop, which is also filming in New Zealand, is heading back to production on September 30th. Cowboy Bebop is a forthcoming Netflix Original live-action sci-fi series based on the manga of the same name by Hajime Yatate. Alex Garcia Lopez (Daredevil) is assigned to direct the series with 12 writers hired to help create the story, including Thor Ragnorok writer Christopher L. Yost is on board. Sweet Tooth, another Netflix series, has resumed production. Netflix’s Sweet Tooth will star Christian Convery (Legion, Descendants 3, Playing with Fire) and Nonso Anozie (Zoo, Game of Thrones).
Some productions resuming filming in the United States, including the NatGeo series Genius: Aretha is resuming production in Atlanta, Georgia. The NatGeo series centers around historical figures. NatGeo previously highlighted Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso. This new season centers around Aretha Franklin, played by Cynthia Erivo. Deadline reports after shutting down in March after filming nearly 5 out of its eight episodes. It is going to try to resume filming on October 1st.In relevant news, Hollywood abandons filming in the U.S. due to the lack of Coronavirus tests. A movie starring Ben Affleck was supposed to start filming in the United States. However, due to the lack of COVID-19 Coronavirus testing material and fast lab results, producers moved the filming location to Canada. Ben Affleck’s latest movie is just one of several projects leaving the U.S. for Canada, the U.K., and Australia due to the Coronavirus. More Project Casting Entertainment News: