Recently it was reported that filming on the second season of the Disney+ Original series “Diary Of A Future President” was put on hold from returning to filming after the holiday break due to the rising Covid cases in Los Angeles.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, CBS Studios has returned its shows “NCIS”, “NCIS: Los Angeles”, “Why Women Kill”, “SEAL Team” and also “Diary of a Future President”. Netflix, Warner Brothers and ABC have also resumed filming this week on many of their shows, with more scheduled to resume next week.
With cases still rising in the area, a SAG-AFTRA spokesperson said:
“We continue to monitor the data and the continued strain on hospital capacity throughout the region. In light of this, it is hard to understand how an increase in production in this environment makes a lot of sense. Patients are dying in ambulances waiting for treatment because hospital emergency rooms are overwhelmed. This is not a safe environment for in-person production right now.”
FilmLA spokesperson Philip Sokoloski responded by saying:
“They have been given guidance that it would be an advantage to Los Angeles to pause for as long as possible, but I think that the county health department also understands that there are business imperatives and other logistics that come into play with a decision like this. It has been a recommendation and request, if at all possible. They understood that there would be exceptions to that and that the industry, where it needs those exceptions, will exercise them.”
Just before filming was paused for the holidays, many of the actors involved in the show were sharing images on social media of them on the set, all wearing masks to protect themselves and others.
Are you looking forward to the return of “Diary Of A Future President” on Disney+?