The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on communities across the globe. Here in the U.S., the Senate recently passed an emergency relief aid bill. Californians have been ordered to stay inside, with exceptions for food and health emergencies. And major brands are adjusting to store closures.
Hollywood has also been affected. Some celebrities, including Idris Elba and two players for the Los Angeles Lakers, have tested positive for COVID-19. And daytime and late-night talks shows have been forced to film without audiences.
Several live events, productions and new releases have also been postponed, with more events pushing back dates every day. In order to keep track, we’ve put together a list of which shows, films and live events have been postponed due to the coronavirus.
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Filming for the show's final season was reportedly
suspended March 14.
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The CBS talk show suspended production on March 13. A statement issued via Twitter
explained, "In light of the current events,
@TheTalkCBS has decided to suspend production for now. We hope to be back LIVE soon. In the meantime, enjoy some of our favorite episodes starting Mon., 3/16. We can still laugh and share moments. We're in this together."
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The hit TNT series has suspended production on its fourth and final season.
HBO has delayed production for season two of its hit drama Euphoria.
We'll have to wait a little longer to see Cynthia Erivo
as Aretha Franklin. Disney announced
that it would be suspending production on the series for at least three weeks.
We've waited long enough but, unfortunately, we'll have to wait a little longer for season three of Atlanta. Production on the upcoming season has been suspended.
at FX's "Atlanta Robbin' Season" FYC Event at the Saban Media Center on June 8, 2018 in North Hollywood, California.
FX has halted production on the show's third season.
The daytime talk show has halted production. Hall took to social media to explain
that production has been suspended "as a precaution to keep the team and their families safe."
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Netflix has halted production on a number of projects, including the fourth season of Stranger Things.
The OWN series was set to begin filming its fifth season before production was put on hold.
The Damson Idris-led series was one of many FX shows put on hold amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Production on TNT's new series, based on the film by Bong Joon-ho, has been put on hold.
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The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
Disney has suspended
production on its upcoming Marvel series, which was shooting in Prague before the pandemic began.
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The Little Mermaid
Production on Disney's live-action Little Mermaid, which stars Halle Bailey as Ariel, has been put on hold.
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The Harder They Fall
JAY-Z-produced new film The Harder They Fall
, which stars Idris Elba, Laz Alonso, and Jonathan Majors has been put on hold
. Elba announced
earlier this week that he had tested positive for COVID-19.
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The Man From Toronto
Sony has put a hold
on Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson's upcoming comedy The Man From Toronto
, which was gearing up for production before the outbreak.
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, which is set to star Robert Pattinson as the titular character and Zoe Kravitz as the iconic Catwoman, has shut down
production for two weeks amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Will Smith's King Richard has been postponed
due to COVID-19 fears. Smith is set to play Richard Williams, the father of Venus and Serena Williams, in the upcoming drama.
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 14: Will Smith attends the World Premiere of "Bad Boys for Life" at TCL Chinese Theatre on January 14, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jemal Countess/FilmMagic)
Universal has shuttered production on various projects including Flint Strong, starring Ryan Destiny. The film is based on the 2015 boxing documentary T-Rex, which tells the story of gold medal-winning boxer Claressa “T-Rex” Shields.
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Lionsgate has postponed the release of Janelle Monáe-led thriller Antebellum, which was set to be released April 24.
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No Time To Die
No Time to Die
, the latest installment in the James Bond
franchise, has been postponed until November. The film, starring Daniel Craig, is set to introduce actress Lashana Lynch
as the new 007.
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earlier this month that SXSW would not go on amid coronavirus concerns. In a press release, organizers explained that they were "exploring options to reschedule the event" and hoped to provide a virtual experience.
Festival organizer Goldenvoice announced
earlier this month that Coachella would be postponed due to coronavirus concerns. The festival will now take place in October.
INDIO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 14: <> on April 14, 2019 in Indio, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Coachella)
GLAAD Media Awards
This year's GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York have been canceled. The organization hopes to reschedule
its Los Angeles ceremony for a later date.
Broccoli City Festival
D.C.'s Broccoli City Festival has been postponed until Sunday, October 4.
Broccoli City Festival
Tribeca Film Festival
New York City's Tribeca Film Festival has been postponed. Jane Rosenthal, co-founder and CEO of Tribeca Enterprises, said in a statement
, "We are committed to ensuring the health and safety of the public while also supporting our friends, filmmakers and storytellers who look to Tribeca as a platform to showcase their work to audiences. We will be back to you shortly with our plans."
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Cannes Film Festival
The Cannes Film Festival has been forced to put things on hold amid the pandemic. Several new dates are reportedly
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One of fashion and entertainment's glitziest events, the Met Gala, has been postponed
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Billy Porter attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/MG19/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )
Organizers behind one of the UK's biggest festivals, Glastonbury, announced earlier this week that the event would be canceled. In a statement issued via social media
, organizers said that tickets for this year's festival will be rolled over to next year's.
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Ciara's USO Show
Singer Ciara was forced to cancel
a USO show in Texas due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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Organizers behind the event announced that the Tony Award would be postponed and rescheduled for a later date. "The health and safety of the Broadway community, artists and fans is of the utmost importance to us," the statement said. "We will announce new dates and additional information once Broadway opens again."
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Season 16 of the ABC hit series has been shortened due to the pandemic.
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Nia DaCosta's Candyman
has been postponed until fall. Variety
reports that the Jordan Peele-produced film will now open September 25.
New York City's Broadway
After an usher was diagnosed with COVID-19 back in March, Broadway shut down immediately afterward. Now, Variety
reports that the Great White Way will be shuddered until June 7, 2020. It's months after when the Broadway League initially thought theaters would reopen, which was slated for April 13.
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 22: A view of the Walter Kerr theater is seen as the city attempts to slow down the coronavirus through social distancing on March 22, 2020 in New York City. The tourism and entertainment industry have been hit hard by the restrictions in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)