Here’s a List of the Films and TV Shows Delayed, Halted or Suspended Due to the Coronavirus

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Here’s a List of the Films and TV Shows Delayed, Halted or Suspended Due to the Coronavirus

We are officially in the midst of a coronavirus (or COVID-19) pandemic, according to the World Health Organization. While the entertainment industry began suspending large-scale events and releases (South by Southwest, No Time to Die) well before the pandemic was declared, the rampant global spread of the virus has led to postponed release dates and halted production schedules on film and TV sets alike.

Interestingly, COVID-19 hasn’t drastically affected the domestic box office at nearly the same scale as other economic markets. However, the effect of the virus has been evident on the global box office, with China and Italy mandating that theaters remain closed during the pandemic. The escalated possibility of piracy when it comes to certain territories being barred from seeing a new release over others was also a concern when it came to postponing releasing altogether.

The delaying of release dates might also mean withholding the release of some films until 2021, given that certain titles might make more money during a specific time of year. With spring quickly passing as the virus escalates, some titles have already lost their greatest window of opportunity.

Television sets have also decided to halt or delay production due to the virus, especially after a crew member tested positive for coronavirus on the set of Fox’s NeXt in Chicago. The show wrapped production, so it is not halted or delayed, but it speaks to the reality of COVID-19 infiltrating the entertainment industry on a larger scale.

Below is a comprehensive list of all movies that have had their release dates postponed, followed by all movies and TV shows that have halted production over concerns of coronavirus. The list will be updated regularly as more updates come to light.


Movie Releases Postponed:

While the fate of independent cinema is still precarious due to multiple festival cancellations, highly anticipated box office features have been called off due to the coronavirus pandemic as well. It all began with the Daniel Craig-starring James Bond film No Time to Die, and then came for James Corden-featuring animated sequel Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway and John Krasinski’s directorial return in horror film A Quiet Place Part II, and, most recently, the critically lauded live-action Mulan reboot from Disney. At any rate, it’s clear that movie theaters are going to be pretty empty for a while. While some of these films have already solidified later release dates for the spring or summer, some films, like F9 from the Fast and the Furious franchise, will have to postpone their release until next spring.

Slay The Dragon

Original Release Date: March 13, 2020
New Release Date: April 3, 2020

The Truth

Original Release Date: March 20, 2020
New Release Date: Summer 2020 (TBD)

A Quiet Place Part II

Original Release Date: March 20, 2020
New Release Date: TBD

Blue Story

Original Release Date: March 20, 2020
New Release Date: TBD

The Truth (La Vérité)

Original Release Date: March 20, 2020
New Release Date: Summer 2020 (TBD)

Mulan

Original Release Date: March 27, 2020
New Release Date: TBD

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

Original Release Date: April 3, 2020
New Release Date: August 7, 2020

The Lovebirds

Original Release Date: April 3, 2020
New Release Date: TBD

The Artist’s Wife

Original Release Date: April 3, 2020
New Release Date: TBD

New Mutants

Original Release Date: April 3, 2020
New Release Date: TBD

No Time To Die

Original Release Date: April 10, 2020
New Release Date: November 25, 2020

Antlers

Original Release Date: April 17, 2020
New Release Date: TBD

F9

Original Release Date: May 22, 2020
New Release Date: April 2, 2021

The Climb

Original Release Date: March 20, 2020
New Release Date: TBA

Black Widow

Original Release Date: May 1, 2020
New Release Date: TBA

Antebellum

Original Release Date: April 24, 2020
New Release Date: TBD

Run

Original Release Date: May 8, 2020
New Release Date: TBD

Spiral

Original Release Date: May 15, 2020
New Release Date: TBD

The Personal History of David Copperfield

Original Release Date: May 8, 2020
New Release Date: TBD

The Woman in the Window

Original Release Date: May 15, 2020
New Release Date: TBD

The Kill Chain: The Cyberwar on Elections

Original Release Date: March 29, 2020
New Release Date: TBD

After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News

Original Release Date: March 12, 2020
New Release Date: TBD

Beastie Boys Story

Original Release Date: April 4, 2020
New Release Date: Theatrical TBD, Apple TV+ April 24, 2020

The Secret: Dare to Dream

Original Release Date: April 17, 2020
New Release Date: TBD

Minions: The Rise of Gru

Original Release Date: July 3, 2020
New Release Date: TBD

Saint Maud

Original Release Date: April 10, 2020
New Release Date: TBD

Trolls World Tour

Original Release Date: April 17, 2020
New Release Date: April 10 on VOD

Scoob

Original Release Date: May 15
New Release Date: TBD

Wonder Woman 1984

Original Release Date: June 5, 2020
New Release Date: August 14, 2020

In the Heights

Original Release Date: June 26, 2020
New Release Date: TBD

Movie Productions Halted

The production of films is also being halted in light of the coronavirus epidemic. This, reasonably, began last month when the Tom Cruise spy franchise film Mission Impossible: 7 stopped production in Venice, Italy, as the country has been the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Europe. Thursay, March 12, the Marvel martial arts film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings suspended production after director Destin Daniel Cretton decided to self-quarantine as he awaited coronavirus test results. The forthcoming Disney live-action reboot of The Little Mermaid decided to delay production, which was supposed to begin next week in London. Pre-production on Disney films Peter Pan & Wendy and Shrunk have also been nixed.

Mission Impossible: 7

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

The Little Mermaid

Home Alone

The Last Duel

Nightmare Alley

Peter Pan & Wendy

Shrunk

The Card Counter

Fantastic Beasts 3

Official Competition

The Nightingale

The Last Duel

Jurassic World: Dominion

The Batman

Samaritan

Red Notice

Cinderella

Midnight in the Switchgrass

Geechee

The Prom

King Richard

Man From Toronto

Shrine

Flint Strong

The Matrix 4

The Avatar Sequels

Uncharted

Birds of Paradise

Vacation Friends

The Harder They Fall

Untitled Elvis Presley Film

The Forgiven

Untitled Billy Eichner Romantic Comedy

Pirates

TV Productions Halted

TV production, spanning from broadcast to streaming, has been swiftly halted. Production on forthcoming seasons has also been delayed until further notice. There is no telling when production will be able to begin or continue, or how this suspension of production will ultimately affect the industry. It’s a good thing there’s already a seemingly infinite plethora of shows already on streaming services, because nothing new is coming for a while.

The Flash

The CW

The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

Disney+

Survivor

CBS

Riverdale

The CW

The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

NBC

Late Night with Seth Meyers

NBC

Grey’s Anatomy

ABC

The Wendy Williams Show

Syndicate

Grace and Frankie

Netflix

The Morning Show

Apple TV+

The Good Fight

CBS All Access

NCIS

CBS

Bull

CBS

Dynasty

The CW

Chicago P.D.

NBC

Chicago Med

NBC

Chicago Fire

NBC

Law and Order: SVU

NBC

FBI

CBS

FBI: Most Wanted

CBS

New Amsterdam

NBC

Angelyne

Peacock

The Kelly Clarkson Show

Syndicate

Russian Doll

Netflix

Little America

Apple TV+

Rutherford Falls

Peacock

American Ninja Warriors

NBC

The Amazing Race

CBS

Card Sharks

ABC

The Price Is Right

CBS

Foundation

Apple TV+

All Rise

CBS

Trish Regan Primetime

Fox Business

American Housewife

ABC

The Walking Dead

TNT

Watch What Happens Live

Bravo

Y

FX

America’s Got Talent

NBC

Big Shot

Disney+

Carnival Row

Amazon Prime

The Wheel of Time

Amazon

The Bachelorette

ABC

WandaVision

Disney+

Batwoman

The CW

Varsity Blues

Quibi

The Blacklist

NBC

Stranger Things

Netflix

Bob Hearts Abishola

CBS

Sex/Life

Netflix

The Brides

ABC

Charmed

The CW

See

Apple TV+

Claws

TNT

Pen15

Hulu

Empire

Fox

The Orville

Hulu

General Hospital

ABC

Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet

Apple TV+

Snowpiercer

TNT

Loki

Disney+

God Friended Me

CBS

Snowfall

FX

The Goldbergs

ABC

The Righteous Gemstones

HBO

Succession

HBO

Barry

HBO

Lisey’s Story

Apple TV+

Last Man Standing

Fox

The Handmaid’s Tale

Hulu

Real Time with Bill Maher

HBO

The Late Night Show with James Corden

CBS

Queen Sugar

OWN

For All Mankind

Apple TV+

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

CBS

Queen of the South

USA

Nancy Drew

The CW

The Neighborhood

CBS

Pose

FX

The Resident

Fox

The Flight Attendant

HBO Max

Pennyworth

Epix

Schooled

ABC

Lights Out with David Spade

Comedy Central

SEAL Team

CBS

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

HBO

Supergirl

The CW

Kennedy

Fox Business

Home & Family

Hallmark Channel

Supernatural

The CW

Genius: Aretha

National Geographic Channel

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

TBS

Superstore

NBC

Fear the Walking Dead

AMC

The Talk

CBS

Fargo

FX

Lucifer

Netflix

Euphoria

HBO

Young Sheldon

CBS

Line of Duty

BBC

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Comedy Central

Mankind

Apple TV+

Peaky Blinders

BBC

The Bold Type

Freeform

Atlanta

FX

The Witcher

Netflix

Love Island France

Amazon

The Ellen Degeneres Show

Syndicate

Family Feud

Syndicate

The Mel Robbins Show

Syndicate

Tamron Hall

Syndicate

Celebrity Race Across the World

BBC Two

Lord of the Rings

Amazon

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