Due to the risks associated with COVID-19, production on The CW television series “The Flash” is suspended indefinitely as reported by Deadline. The global pandemic has caused major disruptions to the television and film industry, with “The Flash” just one of many to shut down production.
Deadline published the following, as written:
“The Flash unit manager Brent Crowell announced the shutdown “until further notice” in a note to cast and crew. It is effective today, March 13, and everyone is advised not to report to work.”
A large amount of cast and crew involved with a big television series like “The Flash” is the main reason for the shutdown, with larger numbers increase the risk of the virus. Filming had taken place in Vancouver, which is also where “Riverdale” had been filming until production was shut down two days ago because of a suspected infected crew member.
There has been no word yet on other series’ from The CW and Berlanti Productions, but both “Batwoman” and “Supergirl” also film in the same area of Vancouver so it could be at risk depending on how long the pandemic lasts.
The sixth season of “The Flash” is still airing currently, with two episodes entitled “The Exorcism of Nash Wells” and “So Long and Goodnight” left before the season is over. The seventh season had only been greenlit back in January and now a halted production could affect when it hits screens. The previous six seasons have begun on in October and only time will tell whether filming can resume in time to meet this date.
Earlier today it was announced that production on Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” had shut down, with news expected to be dominated by more closures and suspensions in the next few days.
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