After a few months of filming in Atlanta, Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and the Winter Soldier recently shifted production to Prague. However, after less than a week of being in the city Disney+ has shut down production on the series.
According to Deadline, the studio is taking the precaution due to the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak in Europe. Cast and crew were told to return to Atlanta. It is unknown if the series will return to Prague or if the series will finish the shoot in Atlanta. The decision comes after the Czech Ministry of Health closed schools and placed other restrictions on events and travel. Earlier on today, The Prague International Film Festival was canceled.
This is the second time production halted on this series, a couple of months back the series was filming in Puerto Rico until a string of massive earthquakes hit the island, which is still trying to recover.
Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan reprise their roles as Sam Wilson “The Falcon” and Bucky Barnes “The Winter Soldier.” Emily VanCamp and Daniel Bruhl also return, VanCamp originated the role of Sharon Carter in Captain America: The Winter Soldier before reprising her part in Civil War. Bruhl returns as Baron Zemo. Wyatt Russell (son of Disney Legend Kurt Russell) is John Walker “U.S. Agent.” Also joining the series in unknown roles are Cle Bennett, Carl Lumbly, Desmond Chiam, Miki Ishikawa, and Adepero Oduye.
All six episodes of the miniseries, which will air in August 2020, will be directed by Emmy nominee Kari Skogland (The Handmaids Tale, The Punisher), with Derek Kolstad (John Wick) apart of the writing team. There are reports that surfaced that the series could have some sort of massive viral threat, and will introduce the villain turned hero team The Thunderbolts.