EXCLUSIVE: Filming on NBC Law and order: organized crime has been suspended following a positive Covid-19 test in Zone A, which includes actors and those in direct contact with them.
In accordance with industry protocols, state and county safety guidelines, and the NBCU production manual, those in close contact were instructed to self-isolate and contact tracing was initiated, reports said. sources. It is not yet known how long the shutdown will last. Law and order: organized crime, which films in New York City, previously briefly halted production after testing positive for Covid-19 in February.
Temporary production stoppages became the norm when filming during the pandemic. All Hollywood studios adopted rigorous protocols and procedures last year that proved to be effective as televisions remained safe even as the country struggled with a third major wave of infection last winter.
The eagerly awaited SVU spin-off starring Christopher Meloni will premiere on April 1 at 10 p.m. as part of a crossover with Law and Order: SVU at 9 p.m. that same evening.
In Law and order: organized crime, Elliot Stabler (Meloni) returns to the NYPD to fight organized crime after a devastating personal loss. Stabler will attempt to rebuild his life as part of a new elite task force that dismounts one by one the most powerful criminal syndicates in the city. Meloni is also reprising his role as Stabler on SVU this season. No information on other organized crime figures is published.
The series is produced by Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.