Your Favorite Shows and Movies Postponed by the Coronavirus: A Full Roundup

Everything from The Witcher to the upcoming Lord Of The Rings have been delayed. Here's a running list of everything we know about.

Even if you aren't in an area with a shelter-in-place order, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has already impacted your entertainment choices. A wide swath of games, movies, and TV shows have already been postponed or delayed.

Federal guidelines for stopping transmission of the virus have prompted tweaks to video game release schedules. Doom Eternal's physical GameStop edition released a day early to help gamers practice social distancing, and Final Fantasy 7 remake may seen some shortages when it releases in early April. 

We are just beginning to see the effects of Covid-19 on the entertainment industry at large, however, and video game TV adaptations are also going to be hit hard. 

Castlevania Season 3 made it in just in time, but other shows haven't been so lucky. Production on The Witcher season 2 has notably been halted. Sadly, it will be quite some time before we get to see anymore bathtub Geralt (sob!).

That's just the start, though. Let's take a look at every TV show and movie that is either being postponed or has seen production entirely halted.

TV Shows Postponed Because of Coronavirus

The fantasy genre is taking a particularly hard hit, with Amazon's upcoming book adaptations, like The Lord Of The Rings and The Wheel Of Time, facing significant delays from their original launch windows.

Marvel television shows, alongside Stranger Things Season 4 and even The Walking Dead, have seen production paused as well. Here's what we can confirm will be or has been delayed:

  • All Apple TV Plus Shows:— postponed until an unknown time 
    • See, Servant, For All Mankind, Lisey’s Story, Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet, The Morning Show, Foundation
  • All Disney+ Marvel shows  postponed until an unknown time 
    • Includes LokiThe Falcon and The Winter Soldier, WandaVision
  • All Warner Bros shows   postponed until an unknown time 
    • Batwoman, Lucifer, Riverdale, The Flash, Young Sheldon, all pilots
  • All Rise  — production on current season suspended
  • American Idol — production on current season suspended
  • American Housewife — production on current season suspended
  • Batwoman — production on current season suspended
  • Bob Hearts Abishola — postponed indefinitely
  • Billboard Music Awards — postponed indefinitely
  • Bros — production delayed an unknown amount of time
  • Carnival Row Season 2  suspended indefinitely 
  • Charmed — suspended indefinitely 
  • Chicago Fire / Med / P.D. — suspended indefinitely 
  • Daytime Emmy Awards — postponed indefinitely 
  • Dynasty — postponed indefinitely 
  • Conan O'Brien — will return in new format March 30, currently uploading videos to YouTube
  • Fargo Season 4  production suspended, April 19 release canceled
  • Fear The Walking Dead Season 6  production suspended for one month
  • Friend's Reunion Special — production delayed
  • Full Frontal With Samantha Bee — production halted, new content uploading to YouTube 
  • Grey's Anatomy current season  filming suspended at least three weeks
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live — recording home segments and uploading them to YouTube
  • Last Man Standing — filming suspended just before finale, may be recorded at a later date
  • Late Night With Seth Meyers — filming suspended, but  "A Closer Look" segments will be home filmed and uploaded to YouTube starting the week of 3/23
  • Law and Order: SVU - production halted indefinitely, reruns now airing
  • Lights Out With David Spade  - production halted indefinitely
  • Lord Of The Rings Season 1  production paused at least two weeks
  • Love Fraud Showtime docuseries - premiere postponed
  • Nancy Drew - production paused indefinitely 
  • New Amsterdam - production paused indefinitely 
  • Riverdale - production paused indefinitely 
  • Russian Doll — production halted
  • SNL  at least three episodes due to begin airing March 28 to be pushed back to unknown dates
  • Snowpiercer — filming paused indefinitely 
  • Stranger Things Season 4  filming paused indefinitely
  • Supergirl  — filming paused indefinitely
  • Superstore — production halted before season finale, which is now expected to release next year instead
  • S.W.A.T. — production halted with only one episode left, unclear what will happen with that episode
  • The Bachelorette — production halted
  • The Blacklist — production on current season suspended
  • The Flash — production halted
  • The Late Show With Stephen Colbert — recording home segments and uploading them to YouTube
  • The Daily Show With Trevor Noah — recording home segments and uploading them to YouTube
  • The Righteous Gemstones — production halted
  • The Talk — production halted, reruns to air instead
  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon  — recording home segments and uploading them to YouTube
  • The Wheel Of Time Season 1  suspended indefinitely
  • The Walking Dead Season 11  pre-production halted for one month
  • The Witcher Season 2  production suspended for at least two weeks
  • Watch What Happens Live  — originally planned to switch to home recordings, but now postponed indefinitely as Andy Cohen was diagnosed with coronavirus

Movie Releases Postponed Because of Coronavirus

Most of the blockbuster releases for March through November have already been pushed back. However, several of these movies will hit video-on-demand streaming services much earlier. Trolls: World Tour will notably be available to rent the day it should have hit theaters: April 10. 

These early rentals will come with a correspondingly higher price to make up the difference in lost ticket sales. Most of the movies coming to streaming rental services during their theatrical release windows will carry a $19.99 rental price tag if Universal's current model is any indication. 

Here are all the movies we know of so far that won't hit their originally scheduled dates or have hit production snags in some shape or form:

  • Birds Of Prey  — available on demand March 24 (already released in theater)
  • Bloodshot — available on demand March 24
  • The Gentlemen  available on demand March 24
  • The Invisible Man  available on demand March 30
  • The Way Back  available on demand March 24
  • Sonic The Hedgehog  available on demand March 31
  • Onward — coming to Disney+ early on April 3
  • Trolls: World Tour  available on demand April 10
  • The Climb — pushed to July 17
  • Peter Rabbit 2 The Runaway — pushed to August 7
  • No Time To Die — pushed to November 25
  • Fast & Furious 9 — pushed to April 2, 2021
  • Antlers — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Avatar sequels — filming again postponed to an unknown time
  • A Quiet Place Part 2 pushed to an unknown release date
  • Beastie Boys Story — theatrical release cancelled, but will still stream on Apple TV at some point
  • Black Widow — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Blue Story — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Fantastic Beasts 3 — filming shut down on first day
  • First Cow — already saw limited release, but major release now postponed to unknown date
  • Home Alone Reboot — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Jurassic World Dominion — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Minions: Rise Of Gru — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Mission Impossible 7 — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Mulan — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Nightmare Alley — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Peter Pan & Wendy — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Spiral: From The Book Of Saw — pushed to an unknown release date
  • The Batman — production paused for two weeks
  • The Card Counter — production shut down 5 days before completion
  • The Last Duel — pushed to an unknown release date
  • The Little Mermaid — pushed to an unknown release date
  • The Lovebirds — pushed to an unknown release date
  • The Man From Toronto — production halted
  • The Matrix 4 — production halted, pushed to an unknown release date
  • The New Mutants — pushed to an unknown release date
  • The Woman In The Window — pushed to an unknown release date
  • Uncharted — production pushed back six weeks

Those are all of the TV shows and movies we know have been postponed or delayed because of the coronavirus so far. 

Know of any other seasons or movies we missed or wondering what's happening with your favorite show? Drop us a comment, and we'll find out if it's been postponed.

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Ty splits his time between writing horror fiction and writing about video games. After 25 years of gaming, Ty can firmly say that gaming peaked with Planescape Torment, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have a soft spot for games like Baldur's Gate, Fallout: New Vegas, Bioshock Infinite, and Horizon: Zero Dawn. He has previously written for GamerU and MetalUnderground. He also writes for PortalMonkey covering gaming laptops and peripherals.

Published Mar. 22nd 2020

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