7 New TV Show Releases Delayed Due to COVID-19 (PHOTOS)

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The Walking Dead: World Beyond (AMC)

Original release date: April 12

The Walking Dead spin-off, World Beyond, has pushed back its original April 12 release date. The limited two-season series has not finished post-production on its last few episodes. AMC has not rescheduled the premiere yet.

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The Undoing (HBO)

Original release date: May 10

The HBO limited series, The Undoing, starring Nicole Kidman, has pushed back its original release date of May 10 to fall 2020. Perhaps one of the longest delays, we’ll have to wait several months until this star-studded thriller hits our screens.

Genius: Aretha - Cynthia Erivo
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Genius: Aretha (National Geographic)

Original release date: May 25

This bio-series starring Cynthia Erivo as the legendary Aretha Franklin has postponed its release after production was suspended. It was originally set to air Memorial Day weekend, but National Geographic has yet to announce a new premiere date. We hope that this limited series still gets the “respect” it deserves, despite the delay.

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Power Spin-offs (Starz)

Original release dates: June 2020 & 2021

The first two of four, Power Book II: Ghost and Power Book III: Raising Kanan have halted production. (Book II was set for a summer 2020 release.) Fans of the Starz drama will have to wait a little bit longer to see what the characters are up to after the Season 6 finale.

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Disney+)

Original release date: August 2020

What was supposed to be the first release of Marvel’s Disney+ shows, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s filming has shut down, due to coronavirus concerns during production in Prague. Much to fans’ disappointment, Marvel has also temporarily shut down production on its other Disney+ series, including WandaVision and Loki. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier may still hit our screens sometime this year, but WandaVision’s original December release will most likely be pushed to next year.

Lord of the Rings - Dominic Monaghan, Elijah Wood, Billy Boyd, Sean Astin
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The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Speaking of Game of Thrones, one does not simply say they love the fantasy adventure genre if they have not seen Peter Jackson’s 11-time Oscar winning Lord of the Rings trilogy. Since traveling around other people is not recommended right now, HBO Max lets you travel through Middle Earth with elves, dwarves, and knights, all of whom cannot give you coronavirus.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has pressed paused on life as we know it. Like many others, the entertainment industry has taken a big hit because of the crisis, with delays in production and releases for many TV shows.

While there are many currently on air to keep you busy, viewers are going to have to wait a bit longer to see some highly-anticipated new series, including The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Lord of the Rings.

Click through the gallery above for five other releases that have been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.