Production on Universal shows Good Girls and Never Have I Ever have extended their planned hiatus from production due to COVID-19 related logistical issues in Los Angeles, which could allegedly span from “availability of soundstages to scheduling time with actors and episodic directors,” according to Variety. The shows are expected to begin filming again during the week of January 18 but were originally meant to end their production hiatus during the week of January 11.
Good Girls aired its first episode in 2018 and follows two sisters, Beth, played by Christina Henricks (Mad Men) and Annie (The DUFF) as well as their best friend Ruby, played by Retta (Parks and Recreation) join forces to earn what they deserve and rob a grocery store, which eventually spirals into more crime in order to support their families.
Never Have I Ever surrounds Devi Vishwakumar, played by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan as she navigates life as a first generation Indian-American teen in high school with her two best friends Fabiola, played by Lee Rodriguez (NY Ink) and Eleanor, played by Ramona Young (Santa Clarita Diet).
A recent surge in COVID-19 cases in California has resulted in the halt in production for multiple shows, including Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The state has recorded over 2.75 million cases with Los Angeles, where all of these studios are based, recording 933,000 alone. Meanwhile, the state has recorded more than 300,000 deaths with LA recording over 12,000 deaths. In December, an official stay-at-home was implemented for the entire state yet on January 12, Governor Gavin Newsom lifted the order for the Greater Sacramento Region as a result of ICU and positivity rates stabilizing.