The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in another television series halting production.
Deadline reports that production has been suspended on the Netflix comedy series Dear White People for two weeks after several team members tested positive for the coronavirus. The show was in production for its fourth and final season.
“Several team members of the Lionsgate television series Dear White People for Netflix have tested positive for COVID-19,” a Lionsgate spokesman told Deadline. “They are currently in quarantine, and other staff members have been notified. We are following the extensive health and safety protocols we have in place, and the series will not be shooting for the next two weeks while quarantine measures are observed. The health and safety of our Dear White People team is our highest priority.”
Created by Justin Simien, Dear White People revolves around a group of Black students attending a predominantly white university where racial tensions and micro-aggressive comments from white students abound. The show stars Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, Antoinette Robertson, Ashley Blaine Featherson, DeRon Horton and Marque Richardson.
This marks the second time production halted on Dear White People. The Netflix series was in production earlier this year when the pandemic first began.