30 Jul – Always one to take a step ahead, Netflix recently announced that it is mandating vaccinations for the casts of all its US productions.
Becoming the first major Hollywood studio to do so, the streamer has informed all of its production teams and partners that everybody in "Zone A" - which consists of actors and those who come in close proximity to them - will be required to get vaccinated.
The decision comes following the rise of COVID cases in the US fuelled by the highly contagious Delta variant.
Nonetheless, despite making vaccination mandatory, Netflix will reportedly be making a handful of exceptions for medical, religious, and age reasons.
Several of its productions recently had to delay filming due to the increase of cases, including the highly anticipated season 2 of "Bridgerton".
It was recently reported that Hollywood actor Sean Penn demanded that the policy be extended for all members of production, instead of those classed as "zone A", stressing that he would not return to work on the Starz drama "Gaslit", unless all cast and crew get vaccinated.