Prepare for Love within the Time of Corona, an upcoming Freeform miniseries becoming a member of the glut of coronavirus-inspired motion pictures and exhibits already flooding an business that’s nonetheless attempting to kind out work by way of a pandemic. Freeform introduced the brand new sequence Monday, revealing that the four-episode romantic drama will star and be government produced by Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. and The Affair star Nicolette Robinson. Because the title suggests, the sequence will characteristic the interwoven tales of individuals looking for love within the midst of the worldwide pandemic. Manufacturing, which is able to embody distant work performed in skills’ houses, per TVLine, begins Monday.
Love within the Time of Corona isn’t the one coronavirus-themed undertaking to seize headlines in the previous couple of days. It was additionally lately introduced that Charles Randolph, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Bombshell and The Huge Quick, is penning a screenplay for SK World that can revolve across the starting of the COVID-19 outbreak. The movie, at present being known as the Untitled Wuhan Venture, will probably be filmed in China and can star Chinese language expertise. Randolph is ready to direct.
“The deeper we dig, the richer the story of Wuhan turns into,” Randolph mentioned in a press release, per Deadline. “It’s one factor to struggle a monster. It’s one other factor to struggle a monster at the hours of darkness.”
In an identical political vein, The Journey filmmaker Michael Winterbottom is ready to cowrite and direct a coronavirus-themed sequence about British prime minister Boris Johnson’s response to the outbreak. Johnson, who caught the virus in April and spent three nights in intensive care, has been closely criticized for the hypocritical manner he dealt with the virus, which result in 1000’s of deaths throughout the U.Ok.
It’s unclear when manufacturing will start on the undertaking for the reason that world of conventional movie and TV manufacturing remains to be being sorted out. Nonetheless, that isn’t stopping Michael Bay, who is producing the pandemic thriller Songbird—which is able to start manufacturing in Los Angeles, in keeping with Deadline. How, precisely, is that this going to occur regardless of the California lockdown and the dearth of agency security protocols? That’s nonetheless a bit murky, however the outlet reviews that every one the pertinent guilds have apparently given the movie’s staff a thumbs-up for manufacturing, probably making Songbird the primary movie to shoot in Los Angeles within the midst of the pandemic. Adam Mason will direct the undertaking, a dystopian take a look at the world set two years sooner or later because the outbreak continues on, with the virus mutating and change into extra harmful. (Knock on all of the wooden you possibly can after studying that sentence, thanks!)
Additionally pushing forward to manufacturing? Jenji Kohan’s Social Distance, a Netflix sequence that was introduced in April and will probably be shot solely remotely. Maybe the title gave it away, however the sequence will probably be a quarantine-themed anthology created, produced, and directed by a number of Orange Is the New Black alums. Contemplating how shortly it was introduced, Social Distance is perhaps the primary main undertaking to sort out the pandemic amid the pandemic, however now it’s received just a few rivals jockeying for that prime spot.
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