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.
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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.
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.
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.
Amazon’s big-budget Lord of the Rings prequel series has pressed pause on filming in New Zealand. Set before the events of the original and prequel films, filming began in February, and it was originally set for a 2021 release. Given that an exact release date has yet to be announced, the series could still premiere next year. But if the show is on a similar scale as the films, this halt in production could push back its release even farther, possibly even to 2022.
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.