08 January 2022

Star Trek: Picard production shut down after 50 cast and crew members test positive for Covid

08 January 2022

TV show Star Trek: Picard will no longer be boldly going where no man has gone before, at least for the time being, after production was halted due to an outbreak of Covid-19 on the set.

Filming had been due to resume in Los Angeles after the Christmas break on January 3, but has been forced to be indefiniately postponed after 50 cast and crew members tested positive for Coronavirus, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The show boasts one of the current biggest crews in television with 450 members of staff.

Production had been underway on Season 3 of the sci-fi series, which follows titular character Captain Jean Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) into the next chapter of his life.

Stewart, 81, is not believed to be among those who have contracted the virus.

Alison Pill, Isa Briones, Evan Evagora, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, Jeri Ryan, Orla Brady and Brent Spiner also star.

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