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Exclusive: Doom Patrol Pauses Production for COVID Safety

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Doom Patrol
HBO Max

Below the Line has confirmed that the HBO Max series, Doom Patrol, has shut down and paused all filming in Atlanta for a week due to a number of positive COVID-19 tests from the crew. The show had begun filming its third season on January 11 and was amidst a number of location and soundstage filming locations when the positive cases were reported. Cast and crew on the show had been testing two to four times a week depending on zone.

The show was put on pause for a week so that those who tested positive could isolate and tracing could be done to make sure anyone in proximity with that crew were able to get tested and quarantine until results came through. This appears to be part of Warner Media’s production protocols, and the studio is playing everything as safely as possible to insure no one else on the show is affected or infected.

This is somewhat similar to how things were handled in Vancouver when a number of Warner Media shows had to pauses filming due to a delay in getting test results.

Doom Patrol began as one of the series on Warner Media’s DC Universe streaming service, but it transitioned over to HBO Max for its second season.

This is ongoing breaking news that we’ll have updates for as we learn more.

Edward Douglas
Edward Douglas
Edward Douglas has written about movies for print and the internet for over 20 years, specializing in box office analysis, reviews, and interviews. Currently, he writes features for Below the Line and Above the Line, acting as Associate Editor for the former and Interim Editor for the latter.
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