Production on the upcoming Disney+ “Big Shot” series came to a halt late Thursday night and will remain suspended for the rest of 2020. Deadline is reporting that an individual on the set tested positive for Covid-19 as part of regular screening.
According to sources, the individual was in Zone 1 on set which means it could possibly be an actor affected. Production members who showed up for work on Friday were tested and were sent home. Anyone who had been close to the person who tested positive will have to quarantine for two weeks.
According to Deadline, “the person had tested negative multiple times earlier in the week and was tested again as they reported for work around midday on Thursday. That test result came back after the series had wrapped for the day at around 10 PM that day.”
The series also had to suspend production in early November after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. That test was ultimately deemed to be false positive and production quickly resumed again.
Filming on “Big Shot” is expected to restart in January in Los Angeles. The series reportedly had one scene left to shoot from the second-to-last episode as well as the season finale episode.
“Big Shot” is written and executive produced by David E. Kelley and Dean Lorey and stars John Stamos.
The 10-episode series follows a temperamental college basketball coach (Stamos) who gets fired from his job and must take a teaching and coaching job at an elite all-girls private high school.
Additional cast regulars include Yvette Nicole Brown (Lady and the Tramp) Richard Robicheaux (Boyhood, Oceans 8) as George, Sophia Mitri Schloss as Emma, Nell Verlaque as Louise, Tiana Le as Destiny, Monique Green as Olive, Tisha Custodio as Carolyn ‘Mouse’ Smith, and Cricket Wampler as Samantha ‘Giggles’.
“Big Shot” is slated to debut on Disney+ in 2021.