Pandemic Productions: ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Supergirl,’ ‘Sex Education,’ & More!

For the past few months Hollywood productions have been put on hold, but check out what productions have started filming again!

Like most things, COVID-19 pressed pause on film and television production. However, following the lockdown, productions have started up again. We’re seeing more shows and movies announcing filming dates, and we are more than thrilled!

Let’s go over some big productions that have restarted production or announced start dates:

Stranger Things

Arguably Netflix’s biggest original series, Stranger Things recently announced tentative film dates. Aiming for September 28th, fans are thrilled to hear that season four will be underway. The Duffer Brothers, creators of the series, have hinted at celebrity guest appearances and a scarier-than-ever season.

Sex Education

Another Netflix original, Sex Education announced its return to production earlier this month. The production is being filmed in Wales, which gave the cast an opportunity to create a montage video packing their suitcases. Sex Education was renewed for a third season in February and with filming starting, fans are hoping they will see a 2021 release date soon!


This musical drama of Elvis Presley’s life first paused filming in February due to the film’s star, Tom Hanks, testing positive for COVID. Hanks was one of the first mainstream celebrities to test positive for the virus. However, the film started production again on September 23rd. We are so happy to hear he is recovered and that the film is once again underway!


Everyone’s favorite CW teen drama series, Riverdale has started production this September. Filming in Vancouver, the cast includes stars Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, and Madelaine Petsch. Going into season five, we can’t wait to see these stars return to screen as their iconic characters.

The Flash

Another CW series, The Flash, is said to be starting production on October 1st. Entering its 7th season, this beloved superhero show has had a great run. Grant Gustin plays Barry Allen, otherwise known as “The Flash” himself. He stars alongside Danielle Panabaker and Candice Patton. The CW has hopes the show will be returning to screens for 2021.


Another superhero show and CW accomplice, Supergirl, announced that it will be starting production on September 28th. Production should resume as long as the show can get approval for testing guidelines. This will be the show’s sixth and final season. Fans have high hopes for the last season and look forward to seeing the show’s star, Melissa Benoist.

These are just some of the many series going back into production, and we are beyond excited to see our favorite films and TV shows getting back to filming. Which show are you most excited to see? Let us know in the comments.

Check back next week for more production updates!

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Haley Mendoza

Haley Mendoza is a lover of all things film and TV. Whether you want to bond over horror movies or competition shows, she’s always down. Haley attends Emerson College, pursuing a degree in Media and Visual Arts and writing scripts in her spare time.