Streaming giant Netflix has announced that their shows won’t be impacted by recent production shutdowns because of the impact of COVID-19 until later this year.
Because of the social distancing laws in place film and television studios have halted production all over the globe, but Netflix says that they are good to go for a while to come.
This news comes even after Netflix Originals’ Stranger Things 4 and The Witcher season two have now halted production.
Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos explained in an interview with CNN (via IndieWire), that subscribers won’t be affected by these delays in production until later in 2020.
He explained: “What’s happening now is we work pretty far ahead with delivering all the episodes of our shows at once,” adding: “So there will be no disruption over the next few months, maybe later in the year as physical production is not operational.”
This comes as only last week Netflix users reported widespread outages, it was explained that social distancing rules and lockdowns had caused a significant spike in demand for the service.
Sarandos explained the recent surge in demand saying: “You can imagine, all viewing is up. It’s up on Netflix, on CNN on television in general. The system has been very robust and can help out a lot of people.”
He added: “People certainly are watching a lot more Netflix” as a result of the current situation. “The best thing you can do is stay at home,” wrapping it up by saying: “We are trying hard to help.”