- The Queen fans' stress levels are rising as it is said that the show is slowly running out of pre-filmed episodes
- Producers said that there are enough episodes to get them through the first week of May, they won't last if lockdown is extended again
- Another monkey on producers' backs and a worry in fans' hearts is the ending of contracts
The Queen fans' stress levels are rising as it is said that the show is slowly running out of pre-filmed episodes.
As the national lockdown has us all self-isolating, The Queen team has been unable to film episodes.
Briefly.co.za learnt that the show might not go on at all if lockdown is extended for a second time as The Queen producers hardly have enough episodes to get fans through this spout.
The widely-loved Mzansi soapie is one of the few things that have been keeping some sane through this all – you can’t take away our relief!
The Queen producers told The Sunday Times that there are enough episodes to get them through the first week of May, but not a day longer.
“We will not be able to deliver that content by the end of May. There's so much going on behind the scenes. We are thinking about how we're going to survive as a company, but not only that, we are thinking about how are we going to help our people."
Another monkey on producers' backs and a worry in fans' hearts is the ending of contracts that come end of May. The producers made it clear that if lockdown is not lifted, no contracts will be renewed.
The whole contract renewal drama was reported earlier. Connie Ferguson has opened up about the strain that the lockdown has put on her production company, Ferguson Films.
Ferguson Films produces The Queen, DStv's most highly-rated soapie.
The worker contracts of the soapie actors and crew expire at the end of May.
It's been impossible for Ferguson Films to renew them in light of the uncertainty that lockdown has brought.
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