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Netflix puts 'Bridgerton' production on hold after positive COVID test

Netflix has halted the production of season two of Bridgerton following a second positive test among cast and crew in recent days. 

According to Deadline, Netflix executives have taken the call to shut down production indefinitely until an extensive plan is put in place to detail how production can deal with the UK’s Delta variant surge while working on the show.

It is unknown how long this hiatus will take and the extent of the disruption on production, however, with as many as four seasons already in the pipeline, the streamer will hope to get the show back on the road as soon as is safely possible. 

The raunchy period drama also recently received a whopping twelve Emmy nominations for its first season. 

Among the big nods that it secured from the Emmy’s are best drama series and best leading actor in a drama for the leading Lothario of the show, Duke of Hastings Simon Bassett, played by up-and-coming star Regé-Jean Page. 

Fans of the Shondaland Regency-era tale of wealth and lust will be able to see whether it can turn those nominations into wins at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday the 19th of September.

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