Netflix and Disney shut down production on TV shows and Movies due to Coronavirus [List of shows shutdown]


Netflix Top Shows: Netflix and Disney shut down production of the most awaited TV shows and movies of the year 2020 due to Coronavirus.

Disney is halting the production of some its live-action films as concerns over the growing coronavirus pandemic worsen. Joining Disney and other media companies, Netflix also announced the halt on productions on Friday.

A source told a media outlet that Netflix is pausing its scripted TV and film productions in the US and Canada for two weeks. The announcement came as US president Donald Trump declared a national emergency on March 13 over the coronavirus outbreak. As for Disney, the company said in a statement:

“While there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on our productions, after considering the current environment and the best interests of our cast and crew, we have made the decision to pause production on some of our live-action films for a short time. We will continue to assess the situation and restart as soon as feasible.”

Projects Affected

Disney Projects

Production  on some of its live-action films is being halted by Disney over the coronavirus outbreak concerns. Disney has already postponed the release of “Mulan”. The movie was supposed to debut in theaters on March 27. As of yet, Disney has not set a new release date. Production for “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” has also been stopped after the director self-isolated over coronavirus fear

Along with this, the following projects might also be impacted by this move:

  • “The Little Mermaid”
  • “Home Alone”
  • “The Last Duel”
  • “Nightmare Alley”
  • “Peter Pan & Wendy”
  • “Shrunk.”

Additionally, Disney has shuttered all of its theme parks for the entire month of March to help stem transmission of COVID-19.

Netflix Projects

Netflix is the latest media company to suspend film and TV production in the face of escalating health crisis stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. The company is currently in pre-production on the fourth season of “Stranger Things,” which would be affected by the shut down. Lucifer, from Warner Bros. TV, has also halted production for its 5th season.

Along with these, the other netflix projects that have also been affected are:

  • “Sex/Life” (starring Sarah Shahi).
  • “The Prom” (Ryan Murphy’s Netflix movie)
  • “Grace and Frankie” (Netflix comedy)

New Netflix breakout series, like “The Witcher”, which is prepping Season 2, are also being assessed on a case by case basis. This is also the case with all other Netflix’s productions filming outside of North America.

Other Projects

Dozens of TV shows aside from these have also halted production or had their starts delayed as the outbreak continues to spread.

As of now, these are ALL the shows affected by the coronavirus related shutdowns:

Broadcast Shows
  • All Rise (CBS)
  • American Ninja Warrior (NBC)
  • The Amazing Race (CBS)
  • The Bachelorette (ABC)
  • Batwoman (The CW)
  • The Blacklist (NBC)
  • Bob Hearts Abishola (CBS)
  • Bull (CBS)
  • Card Sharks (ABC)
  • Charmed (the CW)
  • Chicago Fire (NBC)
  • Chicago P.D. (NBC)
  • Chicago Med (NBC)
  • Claws (TNT)
  • Dynasty (The CW)
  • FBI (CBS)
  • FBI: Most Wanted (CBS)
  • The Flash (The CW)
  • General Hospital (ABC)
  • God Friended Me (CBS)
  • Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
  • Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)
  • Nancy Drew (the CW)
  • NCIS (CBS)
  • NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
  • NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)
  • New Amsterdam (NBC)
  • NexT (Fox)
  • The Price Is Right (CBS)
  • Riverdale (The CW)
  • Supergirl (The CW)
  • Supernatural (The CW)
  • Superstore (NBC)
  • Survivor (CBS)
  • The Bachelorette (ABC)
  • The Brides (ABC)
  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
  • Young Sheldon (CBS)

Cable Shows

  • Atlanta (FX)
  • The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)
  • Euphoria (HBO)
  • Fargo (FX)
  • Fear the Walking Dead (AMC)
  • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)
  • Genius: Aretha (National Geographic Channel)
  • Home & Family (Hallmark Channel)
  • Kennedy (Fox Business)
  • Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO; last show 3/15)
  • Lights Out with David Spade (Comedy Central)
  • Pennyworth (Epix)
  • Queen Sugar (OWN)
  • Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO; last show 3/13)
  • The Righteous Gemstones (HBO)
  • Snowfall (FX)
  • Snowpiercer (TNT)
  • Trish Regan Primetime (Fox Business)
  • The Walking Dead (TNT, delayed)
  • Watch What Happens Live (Bravo)
  • Y (FX)

Streaming Shows

  • Angelyne (Peacock)
  • Carnival Row (Amazon Prime)
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Disney+)
  • The Flight Attendant (HBO Max)
  • For All Mankind (Apple TV+)
  • Foundation (Apple TV+)
  • Grace and Frankie (Netflix)
  • The Good Fight (CBS All Access)
  • Lisey’s Story (Apple TV+)
  • Little America (Apple TV+)
  • Lucifer (Netflix)
  • Mankind (Apple TV+)
  • The Morning Show (Apple TV+)
  • Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet (Apple TV+)
  • Russian Doll (Netflix)
  • Rutherford Falls (Peacock)
  • See (Apple TV+)
  • Servant (Apple TV+)
  • Sex/Life (Netflix)
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • Varsity Blues (Quibi)


  • The Wheel of Time (Amazon)
  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show
  • The Kelly Clarkson Show
  • The Mel Robbins Show
  • Tamron Hall
  • The Wendy Williams Show

Implications of these Shutdowns

Due to coronavirus, Disney is having to close its theme parks, which are major money makers, as well as push some film releases and halt some productions. Analysts at UBS have estimated that Disney risks $2 billion in revenue if it has to close down its theme parks worldwide for 30 days. Wall Street analysts expect Netflix to fare better than some other media companies, like Disney, during the global coronavirus pandemic. But some analysts at Needham also said Netflix’s international subscriber and revenue growth, key drivers in 2020, could be threatened during a broader economic downturn. Movies, in general, are also being affected due to people being scared to attend cinema screenings.

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