The show was shut down last month following a second positive Covid test (Picture: Liam Daniel/Netflix)
Bridgerton season 2 is back up and running after a positive Covid test caused production to shut down last month.
Filming was suspended for 24 hours in July after a crew member tested positive. Things were due to begin again, before a second positive result caused the set to be shut down indefinitely.
In good news for fans, stars and cast of the show are now back at work and filming is underway once again.
The drama’s creator Chris Van Dusen confirmed the news, letting viewers know that cameras are rolling again.
He told Variety: ‘We are back underway. We had to delay because of COVID, but we’re back in it. Right now I’m in post [production], editing our first couple episodes, which are looking great.’
It comes after the first test plunged the set into disarray, with filming quickly proving a ‘headache’ for show bosses.
A source said at the time: ‘[It’s] a logistical nightmare in terms of trying to keep staff safe, prevent an outbreak or contain one when it’s been identified. It’s also a headache for producers because removing cast or crew and putting them into isolation means they have to be replaced at short notice, and that’s not always possible.
‘Netflix have gone to great lengths to ensure all the relevant measures are in place on Bridgerton. This just goes to show how difficult it is for such a large set to be completely Covid-secure.
It’s been a stuttering start to life for the hugely popular show’s second season after the romantic period drama began filming in locations across the UK in May.
While the majority of the main cast will return for season two, Regé-Jean Page will not be returning to play Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings.
It is expected that the story will focus on Anthony Bridgerton, played by Jonathan Bailey.
Bridgerton season one is now streaming on Netflix.
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