Netflix, HBO, Apple Resume Filming in Philadelphia with COVID-19 Protocols

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LOS ANGELES, CA. April 06, 2017: Actor Adam Sandler & wife Jackie Sandler at the premiere for "Sandy Wexler" at The Cinerama Dome, Hollywood. - Image (Jaguar PS / Shutterstock.com)

Three productions have started filming in Philadelphia following the worldwide production shut down due to the Coronavirus COVID-19.

Two TV shows including The Mare of Eastton and Servant are now filming in Philadelphia. Adam Sandler’s new Netflix movie, Hustle has started shooting and hiring actors and crew members.

Sharon Pinkenson, the executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, said productions resumed shortly after consultations with health officials in Philadelphia, Delaware, and Chester counties.

“Everyone in all of these shows, they’re living in pods,” Pinkenson explained. “Anybody that’s come in from out of state is living — for each of those shows — in a hotel. That’s a complete buyout and everyone quarantining.”

All members of the production companies are going through COVID-19 tests .

“Everyone tested, depending on where you are, at least three times a week, for each show,” Pinkenson said. “And principal actors and directors and people who have to be right in the front all the time, they’re getting as much as every single day. They have rapid testing.”

The Mare of Eastton is an HBO series featuring Kate Winslet. “A detective in a small Pennsylvania town investigates a local murder while trying to keep her life from falling apart.”

Servant is a psychological horror television series created and written by Tony Basgallop, who also executive produced alongside M. Night Shyamalan. The series follows Dorothy and Sean Turner, a Philadelphia couple who hire Leanne to be the nanny for their baby son, Jericho, who is actually a reborn doll.

Adam Sandler is set to star in the new Netflix movie ‘Hustle’ with ‘We the Animals’ director Jeremiah Zagar and NBA superstar LeBron James to produce. The movie will reportedly center around a basketball scout (Adam Sandler) who is fired after discovering a once-in-a-lifetime player abroad. He then decides to bring the player to the United States to prove they both have what it takes to make it.

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