SA Soapies Stop Shooting Due To Lockdown
SA TV Soapies Have Stopped Shooting In Response To COVID-19 Lockdown! South African Soapies have respected the call by the President Cyril Ramaphosa for a 21day lockdown that commenced from Thursday night of the 26 March 2020.
The Soapies cast and crew have joined the rest of South Africa citizens in the fight against COVID-19 by staying at home in order to reduce the spread of the virus. The soapies that have so far confirmed that they stopped shooting are Generations The Legacy, Skeem Saam and Muvhango.
“We are taking the current crisis seriously and are doing everything in our power to mitigate against it. However, we do have enough material to air,” Generations The Legacy spokesperson Nandipha Pantsi Pantsi said.
The SABC 2 Muvhango’s Senior Creative Director Ntabiseng Tau also confirmed with Tshisalive that they’ve also temporarily halt shooting. Ntabiseng also added that screenplay will continue through during the lockdown as they have shot some scenes.
“We have shot a couple of scenes in the morning to kind of safeguard where we are as production, in terms of deliverables and to have things that are on air. We closed yesterday (Tuesday) so actors and the crew are not on call as they wrapped yesterday” Tau revealed.
“The safety and health of our crew and cast is the biggest priority. For our fans though, the entertainment and drama will continue as per usual, the signature Skeem Saam way so they need don’t worry about their daily dose,” Skeem Saam publicist Sumaya Mogola added in a statement.