The shoot resumed today (August 2) after a two-day hiatus, Deadline has confirmed. The crew member registered a positive result during regular testing and did not come into close contact with other personnel on the shoot. They continue to self-isolate at home.
The shutdown was precautionary and allowed wider PCR tests to be conducted; further cast and crew continue to be tested twice a week as per Sky policy.
“Throughout this time, the safety of our colleagues and customers remains our number one priority,” said a Sky spokesperson. “The Midwich Cuckoos production was temporarily suspended with a single crew member, who did not come into close contact with others, now self-isolating after testing positive for Covid. Production has resumed today (Monday August 2).”
Recent weeks have seen UK productions including House Of Dragon, Bridgerton and Matilda all pause production due to positive cases.
Eight-part series The Midwich Cuckoos stars Hawes alongside Max Beesley. It began production in London in May. Events unfold in Midwich, a small English commuter town that is liberal and aspirational, populated by nuclear families and affluent high streets. A place where nothing much happens – and for a very good reason.
Producers are ITV Studios-backed Route 24 and Snowed-In Productions, in association with Sky Studios.
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