A Disney+ comedy series starring John Stamos has had to suspend production for the rest of 2020 due to a positive COVID-19 test from someone on the set, Deadline has reported. The show Big Shot previously had to suspend filming for a day in November for the same reason, though the result was eventually deemed a false positive.
According to sources cited by Deadline, the person who returned a positive result had previously tested negative multiple times that week. The positive result then triggered COVID-19 guidelines followed by Disney’s production, with production members tested and anyone with close contact to the individual required to quarantine for two weeks.
Being so close to the holidays, the shutdown will be extended until January 1. The show, which stars John Stamos as a basketball coach forced to take a job at an elite private girls school, apparently only had one scene from the season’s second last episode and the full finale episode left to shoot.
This hasn’t been the first production disrupted by COVID-19 positives–Apple TV+’s gaming-themed series Mythic Quest recently saw a second shutdown due to outbreaks on set. The CBS Radford lot where Mythic Quest is filmed has been considered “ground zero” for COVID cases in Los Angeles’ production industry, with over 41 cases confirmed in the last month.