The production process for the Star Trek: Picard series was stopped after more than 50 production crews tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday (3/1). Sources say that production for the Star Trek: Picard series will be suspended indefinitely.
As reported by the Hollywood Reporter on Thursday (6/1), sources said the production process for the Star Trek: Picard series at that time was the first time after the Christmas holiday.
The source also said the crew infected with Covid-19 came from several zones, including zone A, which is also inhabited by the cast of the Star Trek: Picard series. CBS Studios contacted by the Hollywood Reporter declined to comment
Star Trek: Picard is known as one of the television series with the most crew, which has more than 450 staff. While the shooting process was carried out in Los Angeles, United States.
Previously, streaming service Paramount+ announced that the second season of the Star Trek: Picard series would be released in 2022. This series focuses on the character Picard, played by Patrick Stewart since the series Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1987. This time he is told as a retired admiral of Starfleet.
Separately, Los Angeles recorded 26,754 new cases of Covid-19, 2,240 people were treated and 27 people died as of Wednesday (5/1). Meanwhile, California scored an average of 59,000 cases per day from New Year’s Eve to Monday (3/1). The surge in the Omicron variant has also had an impact on a number of other events. Recently, the shooting of the NCIS series produced by CBS Studios was postponed
Not only that, the 2022 Grammy Awards event was also postponed. As reported by Variety, the decision to postpone the 2022 Grammy Awards was taken after careful consideration and analysis by various parties, including local officials to a number of health experts.
“Recording Academy and CBS have postponed the 64th annual Grammy Awards. We put the health and safety of those in our music community, audiences, and hundreds of people who work tirelessly to produce the show,” they said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the 2022 Sundance Film Festival will not be held openly and a virtual event will be held. This was decided after seeing a spike in Covid-19 cases from the Omicron variant in recent times.