Disney continues to make adjustments due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The latest change is a pause on production of a long list of films and television series that includes the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, the Disney+ bound Home Alone reboot and more, according to Deadline.

  • The list of films for which production has been paused includes:
    • The Little Mermaid
    • Home Alone
    • The Last Duel
    • Nightmare Alley
    • Peter Pan & Wendy
    • Shrunk
  • The pause on Ridley Scott’s The Last Duel comes just days before shooting was set to begin in Ireland, according to Deadline.
  • Additionally, Disney Television Studios announced today that it will be suspending production of Genius: Aretha for at least three weeks.
  • The studio will also be postponing production of all of its pilots as well as the straight-to-series The Big Sky.
  • The television pilots which are currently being postponed include:
    • Adopted
    • The Big Leap
    • The Big Sky
    • The Brides
    • Harlem’s Kitchen
    • Home Economics
    • Kids Matter Now
    • My Village
    • Ordinary Joe
    • Prospect
    • Rebel
    • Thirtysomething(Else)
    • Untitled Kapnek/Holland
    • Valley Trash
    • Work Wife
    • Wreckage
  • This news comes after the announcement that production on the hit ABS series Grey’s Anatomy will also be shut down for at least three weeks.
  • There are still several Disney Television Studios series that remain in production while evaluating the situation.

What they’re saying:

  • Disney Spokesperson: “While there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on our productions, after considering the current environment and the best interests of our cast and crew, we have made the decision to pause production on some of our live-action films for a short time. We will continue to assess the situation and restart as soon as feasible.”


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