Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone’s Netflix comedy collection God’s Favourite Fool has wrapped up manufacturing sooner than anticipated in Australia—and now, we all know why.
The Guardian reported on Tuesday that simply eight of 16 episodes initially deliberate for had been shot, when manufacturing got here to a halt. This apparently brought on concern for a lot of on the manufacturing as a result of, whereas solid members had been reportedly paid out for the complete 16-week shoot, members of the mostly-Australian crew, who abruptly discovered themselves out of labor, had been solely paid for the capturing days they’d already accomplished.
In response to a spokesperson near the present, although, there isn’t any want for concern, as all 16 episodes will ultimately be shot. The rationale that manufacturing wrapped early is that Netflix has determined to shoot the collection in “two batches of eight” episodes, “somewhat than unexpectedly.”
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“We’ve wrapped manufacturing on eight episodes of God’s Favourite Fool, which is able to premiere subsequent 12 months. Australia has been so welcoming to all of us and we’re grateful for his or her hospitality,” mentioned Netflix in an announcement. “We’re grateful to our artistic companions Ben and Melissa, together with our wonderful solid and crew for his or her laborious work and dedication to convey this present to life.”
“We’re so unhappy to depart Australia, because it has actually felt like house to us this previous 12 months,” added McCarthy and Falcone in an announcement. “We had been so fortunate to have had the most effective, hardest working Australian solid and crew. We’re so happy with God’s Favourite Fool and can’t wait to share it with everybody.“
Starring McCarthy, Falcone, Usman Ally, Leslie Bibb, Kevin Dunn and extra, God’s Favourite Fool facilities on a tech-support worker who turns into the unwitting messenger of God. McCarthy and her husband Falcone are exec producing the collection, via their firm On the Day, alongside director Michael McDonald.
Manufacturing on the collection kicked off in New South Wales in March. Whereas it was initially anticipated to proceed via November, it’s not but clear when and the place the second set of episodes can be shot.