The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has found its way to the DC universe. Warner Bros. Television Group has announced that it has suspended the production of all current TV series as well as upcoming pilots.
As Friday drew to a close, Warner Bros. Television Group cleared up all the rumors that had begun in the morning and made it official: All productions are shut down. From the realm of DC-related series currently in production, this means cast and crew have been sent home on Batwoman, The Flash, Lucifer, Pennyworth, and Supergirl.
“With the rapidly changing events related to COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution, Warner Bros. Television Group is halting production on some of our 70+ series and pilots currently filming or about to begin,” the company said in a statement. “The health and safety of our employees, casts and crews remains our top priority. During this time, we will continue to follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control as well as local officials and public health professionals in each city where our productions are based.”
There is no word on when production will resume, but the general benchmark based on other shutdowns happening around the world will be two weeks with an option to an extension if necessary. While a two-week shutdown can be absorbed by most productions, should it go longer than that then there probably will be cuts in episode counts and delays to season premieres.