‘Below Deck Med’: Colin Macy-O’Toole Says Filming Upcoming Seasons Are Going to Be a Challenge

by Jeremy Spirogis
Hannah Ferrier, Colin Macy-O

Colin Macy-O’Toole from Below Deck Mediterranean anticipates that taking pictures the sequence within the coming months goes to pose numerous challenges. He additionally wonders if Below Deck Sailing Yacht will even have the ability to shoot season 2 this upcoming summer time.

Film and tv productions got here to a screeching halt because of the pandemic. With numerous sequence and movies in mid-production, crew and forged members wait within the wings for the inexperienced mild to proceed taking pictures once more.

Hannah Ferrier, Colin Macy-O'Toole
Hannah Ferrier, Colin Macy-O’Toole |Greg Endries/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal by way of Getty Images

Reality exhibits like Below Deck have an attention-grabbing problem. The sequence is shot in numerous areas all through the world, which implies producers want to stick to rules, however now additionally public well being advisories. Although Macy-O’Toole isn’t at the moment taking pictures the present, he provided his ideas on what producers are at the moment going through.

A summer time season is unsure

Macy-O’Toole shared his perception on The Happy Traveler podcast. He assured followers he and his household are wholesome and sheltering in place of their Long Island houses. He has visited along with his dad and mom occasionally, however noticed them “from a distance.” He additionally shared what he thinks Below Deck producers are up in opposition to.

“I feel Bravo was capable of get out a few Real Housewives exhibits [that] simply got here out this previous week or two,” he says. “But Below Deck-wise, there’s a sail season. I don’t even know in the event that they received picked up. They don’t know in the event that they’ll have the ability to movie this 12 months. It simply takes a lot. Especially with our present.”

“You have to find a yacht. You have to find a marina, you have to find hotels,” he describes. “There’s a lot that goes into our present. It’s not like you’ll be able to simply choose up a digital camera and go, not like most exhibits on TV. There’s loads that goes into Below Deck. So they’re undoubtedly hurting they usually’re struggling to place collectively their closing mission.”

Two seasons are filmed however want post-production

Below Deck Mediterranean season 5 filmed this fall so viewers will probably be handled to a complete contemporary season. Below Deck season eight additionally filmed however was lower quick because of the pandemic.

Although Below Deck Med filmed the whole season, Macy-O’Toole says post-production whereas in lock-down nonetheless poses challenges too. “Some [seasons] have been recorded already. But there’s post-production. Editors have to deal with [it] and not being able to really contact or film afterward, it’s hard.”

“So it will be interesting to see what the final result looks like after all of this is over,” he provides. “If they’re even able to put it out.” Bravo has not launched any official phrase about Below Deck Med season 5. The season often kicks off in June, however it’s at the moment unclear if the season is on monitor for June 2020.

Bravo lately revised season premiere dates for 2 sequence. The new season of The Real Housewives of Potomac was supposed to start on May 3. Bravo introduced the present gained’t air till this summer time. Also, Millon Dollar Listing Los Angeles was initially imagined to air on May 5. Season 12 of the posh actual property sequence was solely backed up a couple of weeks. Million Dollar Listing is now scheduled for a May 24 premiere date.

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