‘The Bachelorette’ Postpones Production on Clare Crawley’s Season Due to Coronavirus

'The Bachelorette' Postpones Production on Clare Crawley's Season Due to Coronavirus
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Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’ also halts production on its fourth season as the streaming giant has decided to postpone all films and TV productions in the U.S. and Canada.

AceShowbiz – “The Bachelorette” is the latest Coronavirus casualty. Warner Bros., which produces the spin-off of “The Bachelor“, announced on Friday, March 13 that it decided to halt the production on season 16, which is set to feature Clare Crawley, due to the virus outbreak.

“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,” read the statement. “There have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on any of our productions, but 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,” the statement concluded.

Host Chris Harrison also announced the decision on his Instagram account. “Hello Bachelor Nation, it is with a heavy heart that I come to you tonight because right now, at this very minute, I should be standing on a very wet driveway with a very excited woman, ready to change lives. But in a fact lives have been changed,” he said in a video.

“Production of ‘The Bachelorette’ has been postponed for two weeks, at least. In two weeks we will reassess where we are in the world and figure out what’s happening, and if we can move forward,” he continued.

Chris also gave a lovely shout-out to Clare, who will make history as the oldest woman to ever lead the show. “To my friend Clare, you’re still my Bachelorette and hopefully we’re still going to get the opportunity to help you find love and make this work,” so he stated.

Joining “The Bachelorette” is Netflix’s “Stranger Things“, which has been filming its fourth season. The streaming giant has decided to postpone production on all films and TV productions in the U.S. and Canada starting on Monday, March 16 for the next two weeks. Also being affected by the outbreak is “Sex/Life” and Ryan Murphy’s Netflix movie “The Prom“.

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