18/07/2021 08:29 BST

Bridgerton Shuts Down Filming After Second Positive Covid-19 Test In A Week

The Netflix show had initially paused filming after a crew member contracted coronavirus.

Bridgerton has paused filming on its second season after two people on set tested positive for Covid-19 in the span of a few days. 

The hit Netflix period drama initially halted production for 24 hours on Thursday after a crew member tested positive, Deadline reported on Saturday.

Production then resumed on Friday, but was paused again on Saturday due to a second person contracting COVID-19.

A spokesperson for Netflix did not say whether the second person who contracted the virus was a cast or crew member and declined to provide additional details to HuffPost.

Cast members of of Bridgerton's first season

Bridgerton is the first scripted Netflix show to come out of the multi-year deal struck between the streaming service and Shonda Rhimes’ production company, Shondaland.

The period drama – which Netflix has said is its “biggest series ever” – racked up 12 Emmy nominations earlier this week.

Shondaland and Netflix announced in May that the Bridgerton universe was expanding with an upcoming limited series prequel about a young Queen Charlotte. 

The series is set and filmed in the United Kingdom.

Cases of Covid-19 in England have risen to one in 95 — the highest prevalence since February —according to a Friday report by Britain’s Office for National Statistics.