Netflix pauses production in U.S, Canada due to coronavirus restrictions

Netflix is pausing scripted TV and film production in the US and Canada for two weeks due to government restrictions and health and safety precautions, a source with knowledge of the situation tells CNN.

Entertainment sector hit: Netflix joins other shows and members of the entertainment industry suspending operations over the coronavirus.

Ellen DeGeneres’ daytime talk show is suspended until March 30, while two Comedy Central series, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” and “Lights Out with David Spade,” are also suspending production.

HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” and “Real Time with Bill Maher,” and ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” are all temporarily halting production.

Disney has also paused production on some of its live-action movies, including “The Little Mermaid,” “Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings,” and “Peter Pan and Wendy.”