Every film and TV production schedule has been thrown out of whack over the past year because of the pandemic. It’s that simple. People are rightly concerned about doing stuff in person, whether it’s filming an in-person interview with a crew, or actually trying to film a movie or scripted television show. As the pandemic surges yet again, TV production schedules are once again being delayed. Before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex scored their huge Netflix deal, Harry signed up for a collaborative Apple TV+ series about mental health. He was doing the series with Oprah and it was a big deal. It’s still a big deal. But everything has been delayed, which brings me to this:
Prince Harry’s much-anticipated Apple TV+ series has stalled despite being in the making for more than two years. The mental health documentary serial was due to be released last autumn with Harry, 36, working alongside Oprah Winfrey, 66. But several delays mean it is now not expected to arrive until later in 2021.
No firm release date has yet been announced.
Insiders say Covid-19 restrictions, Harry’s exit from the Royal Family and move to the US with Meghan, 39, have slowed down production. Filming schedules are believed to have been changed by the upheaval. The postponement was kept under wraps as “delays never look good”. But the series is not expected to be ready until spring.
[From The Sun]
“Insiders say Covid-19 restrictions, Harry’s exit from the Royal Family and move to the US with Meghan, 39, have slowed down production…” Yeah, it really was *just* the pandemic, you absolute fools. It’s not like Harry f–ked up or he was somehow too absorbed in the move or whatever. Insiders sure are dumb! Anyway, it will be completed when it’s completed, just like everything else. The only other thing I can think of – which isn’t even mentioned by the busybodies at the Sun – is that Netflix chiefs take a dim view of their people working on projects for other streaming services. But even then, Harry’s Apple+ series predated the Netflix deal, and it would have been contractually godfathered into the Netflix deal.
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