Production on the CBS comedy Young Sheldon was halted due to a positive COVID-19 test from a production member, according to Deadline. The series initiated the filming of its fourth season on September 22 in Los Angeles and had already filmed two episodes. The production member is currently in isolation and production will continue as scheduled in this following week.
Similar circumstances occurred this past week with the CW drama All American which was forced to halt production due to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis from a production team member. However, just as with the production of Young Sheldon, a spinoff of the CBS series The Big Bang Theory, production continued just the next day. On month seven of the coronavirus’ reign on the entertainment industry, these shows are among several that have been affected by the virus.
Young Sheldon initially aired in 2017 and takes place in 1989 while following a 9-year-old Sheldon Cooper, played by Iain Armitage (Big Little Lies, Our Souls at Night) in the spinoff and Jim Parsons (Hollywood) in the parent show. The show features the child prodigy attending high school at the age of 10. The remainder of the show’s cast includes Montana Jordan (The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter), Raegan Revord (Wish Upon, I See You), Zoe Perry (Scandal, Deception), and Lance Barber (The Comeback).