Warner Bros. has acknowledged fears, while disappointing their viewership.
Warner Bros. Situation and Which Shows are Affected?
The Company has announced, in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, all Warner-produced televised programs have ceased production. They have released the following official statement:
“With the rapidly changing events related to COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution, Warner Bros. Television Group is halting production on some of our 70+ series and pilots currently filming or about to begin,” the company said in a statement. “The health and safety of our employees, casts and crews remains our top priority. During this time, we will continue to follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control as well as local officials and public health professionals in each city where our productions are based.”
For DC fans, this includes all live-action superhero favorites. The Flash, currently in its sixth season, was the first to announce suspension of production. Other Arrowverse shows that have been halted include DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman and Supergirl. Black Lightning has already wrapped its season. Supergirl lead Melissa Benoist had recently announced her pregnancy, and producers had decided to shoot part of the sixth season before breaking for hiatus, allowing for appropriate maternity leave.
The production halt includes the DC Universe breakout hit Pennyworth, and Netflix series Lucifer.
Although Stargirl has yet to debut on DC Universe and The CW, it is unclear as to how many episodes were in the can prior to the suspension.
As it stands, there is no word as to when production will resume.