‘Star Trek: Picard’ Production Paused After More Than 50 Crew Members Test Positive for COVID-19

Filming on the Paramount+ drama Star Trek: Picard has been halted since Monday due to a large COVID-19 outbreak.

More than 50 personnel of the huge production tested positive on Monday, the first day of work following the Christmas vacation.

The Patrick Stewart-led series boasts one of the largest teams on television, with around 450 people working on it. Multiple zones were affected by the diseases, including cast in zone A.

Picard films in Los Angeles, where on January 5 there were 26,754 new cases, 2,240 hospitalizations, and 27 fatalities. From New Year’s Eve through Monday, an average of 59,000 cases were recorded every day in California.

Picard was formally renewed for a third season in September, with seasons two and three being filmed concurrently to save money and suit production schedules.

Picard stars Alison Pill, Isa Briones, Evan Evagora, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, Jerry Ryan, Orla Brady, John de Lancie, Annie Wersching, and Brent Spiner, and is produced by Star Trek series commander Alex Kurtzman. Terry Matalas and Akiva Goldsman act as co-showrunners.

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