Just over a month after “Impeachment: American Crime Story” began filming … TMZ found out it was shut down because of COVID-19.
Production sources with direct knowledge say TMZ … “Impeachment” stopped production this week because distribution and crew members tested positive for the virus.
The exact number of cases is not clear … but we are told it is “multiple”. We are also told that there is no return date for the resumption of filming.
It was just last week when I saw Sarah Paulson and Beanie Feldsteinremarkable transformation as Linda Tripp and Monica Lewinski respectively for FX’s political drama.
And this is interesting. I contacted FilmLA, the organization that monitors and facilitates filming in Los Angeles, and asked if I knew about stopping the virus. They told us they had no idea … no one had contacted them.
The news of the “Impeachment” closure comes after the production of “Shameless” which enters panic mode, after initially believing that it has a COVID outbreak on its hands. But, as I first reported, a massive lab scam was to blame 18 false positive tests.
I’ve contacted the show’s production office several times, but so far … no word back.