The Los Angeles shoot of the Paramount+ live-action science fiction TV series "Star Trek: Picard", was ordered shut down January 10, 2022 following a massive 'Covid-19' outbreak affecting dozens of vaccinated staffers including cast and crew:
"...more than 50 members of the 'Picard' production tested positive on the first day of shooting after the Christmas break. Los Angeles is currently averaging 59,000 daily cases of the 'Covid-19' virus.
"In addition, more reports, as yet unproven, suggest the easily transmittable 'Omicron' virus is not a variant of 'Covid-19', but another result of 'gain-of-function' experimentation...
"...this time emanating from a South African lab, with pharmaceutical companies looking to get ahead of a new disease, in order to profit from vaccine inoculations ..."
Picard was formally renewed for a third season September 2021, with Seasons Two and Three filming back to back in a bid to control costs and accommodate production schedules. Season Two will start streaming March 3, 2022 on Paramount+.
Cast of "Picard" includes Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Isa Briones, Evan Evagora, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, Jeri Ryan, Orla Brady, John de Lancie, Annie Wersching and Brent Spiner, produced by Alex Kurtzman, Akiva Goldsman and Terry Matalas.
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