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Bridgerton season two suffers major setback after scoring 12 Emmy nominations

Filming for season two of the Netflix show has been shut down

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Eve Crosbie
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Filming for the highly-anticipated second season of Netflix drama Bridgertonhas suffered a major setback after a crew member tested positive for Covid-19.

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According to an insider working on the Shondaland costume drama, production immediately ground to a halt to allow the entire cast and crew to be tested. It's believed that those affected are now self-isolating in line with current government guidelines.

The news comes just days after the streaming hit picked up 12 nominations at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, including nods for Regé-Jean Page for Best Actor in a Drama Series, Julie Andrews for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance, and Best Drama Series.

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However, thanks to the production crew's fast action on implementing Covid-19 health and safety protocols, filming - which takes place chiefly in Bath in South West England - resumed on Friday. 

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The unnamed source who spoke to The Sun added that Netflix bosses are now concerned about one of their other biggest shows, The Crown, which is also currently filming.

Back in January, star of the series, Phoebe Dyvenor, expressed her concerns about filming season two amid the pandemic, given the "intimate" nature of many scenes in the show.


Production has been shut down after a Covid-19 outbreak on set

The 25-year-old who plays Daphne Bridgerton in the series told Deadline at the time: "I can't imagine how it would be possible to film under these circumstances. 

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"There are so many extras and so many crew members, and it's a very intimate show. It just baffles me how we would film it under COVID rules unless there was a vaccine beforehand."

The UK has seen a surge in coronavirus cases this month. While more than 46million Brits have received at least one dose of the vaccine, more than half a million isolation alerts were sent to people using the NHS Covid-19 app in England and Wales last week.

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