The ongoing pandemic has left almost every country in lockdown over the past few months. However, several are starting to open back up, albeit at a relatively local level. California, often seen as the heart of the entertainment industry, is one poised to get the ball rolling again. As such, Governor Gavin Newsom has claimed that filming can start again, with The Walking Dead among the names slated to enter production.
While the filming movies and television shows will be determined by local health officials, it looks as though many productions can pick back up from June 12. In the television world, this means that series’ have had to delay season finales, with some shows even being forced to halt filming mid-production.
This was the case with the likes of The Walking Dead and Grey’s Anatomy. However, it’s had just as large an impact on the film world. Movies like Jurassic World 4 and The Matrix 4 were initially slated to start production in the past few weeks, though this naturally came to a stop.
The move to start productions again in California hit several snags over the past while. According to reports, this was because there were delays in issuing health and safety guidelines. However, Governor Newsom has since issued these, following advice from a range of experts.
How the likes of The Walking Dead and other projects will adapt to these restrictions is debatable. Alongside this, it’s unclear if these will prolong the production process and lead to more delays in releases. Given that most films have had to delay their release dates, it looks as though this may also be the case for television shows.
It was also announced this week that production in the United Kingdom can resume. The Batman and The Witcher are expected to start filming again soon. Click here for more information.