TV facing Melbourne challenges
The Masked Singer just one of many shows to now contend with Stage 3 restrictions in Melbourne.
The Masked Singer is due to film in Melbourne in coming weeks, but now faces the added complication of a Melbourne metro lockdown and border closure with NSW.
That’s enough to test any experienced producer, let alone one that needs to keep info under wraps.
Lindsay Lohan is not expected to appear in person (but could be on satellite from the US), while the show is likely to have a stronger field of celebrities given many performers have been out of work.
10 yesterday confirmed the new characters that will feature this season: The Dragonfly, The Hammerhead, The Kitten, The Wizard, The Frillneck, The Sloth, The Cactus, The Goldfish, The Bushranger, The Queen, The Puppet and The Echidna -at least they will be masked!
Whilst Television can continue in Melbourne, newly-won freedoms will also need to revert to Stage 3 restrictions from midnight.
Productions currently underway in Melbourne include:
The Weekly with Charlie Pickering,
The Front Bar,
Have You Been Paying Attention?,
Q&A (also Sydney),
News (7, 9, 10, ABC)
Yet to recommence:
The Real Housewives of Melbourne,
“Neighbours will continue under its current production model adopted when Stage 3 restrictions were first introduced in Victoria,” a Fremantle spokesperson said.
“The strict health and safety measures we have adhered to for the past 11 weeks will be maintained, ensuring the well-being of our cast and crew remains intact.” –Daily Mail