Amid growing panic and chaos in Hollywood — and around the world — related to the rapidly progressing coronavirus pandemic, Apple TV+’s drama series The Morning Show will be going on a two-week hiatus.
The decision was made by the series’ studio, Media Res, in conjunction with Apple. It is a proactive measure out of precaution and not prompted by any specific concern related by possible exposure. It follows news of two TV sets that had already been impacted by the outbreak via possible contamination, Fox’s NeXt, which has finished production, and the CW’s Riverdale, which suspended production yesterday. It also comes as Hollywood star Tom Hanks and his wife, actress Rita Wilson, revealed that they have caught the coronavirus while Hanks was working on his next movie in Australia.
The Morning Show, starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, is currently filming its second season on the Sony lot.
“In concert with our dedicated partners at Apple, we have concluded it would be prudent to take a two-week hiatus to assess the situation and ensure the safety of the incredible people who make this show,.” said Michael Ellenberg, Founder and CEO of Media Res.