The season finale of Superstore airs on April 23 on NBC. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, manufacturing for Season 5 of Superstore ended early. As a result, “California Part 1” will function the brand new season finale. Superstore is already renewed for Season 6, however some followers may be questioning how the coronavirus will have an effect on manufacturing of the present going ahead.
Production for ‘Superstore’ shut down
On March 13, America Ferrera, who performs Amy Sosa in Superstore, posted a farewell video to the season on Instagram.
“So today is unexpectedly my final day capturing on Superstore for the season. We’re shutting down manufacturing,” she stated in an Instagram story. “I’m about to go shoot my last scene. None of my cast members are here, and this is not how we expected to be ending the season.”
Ferrera added, “I assume [this] means we’ll be coming back when things clear up to finish Amy’s storyline.”
Because manufacturing shut down earlier than filming for season 5 of Superstore accomplished, the season has one fewer episode than initially deliberate.
What business consultants take into consideration TV exhibits starting manufacturing
Superstore usually receives a fall premiere date in September, however due to the coronavirus, it’s unclear if that’s potential. In March 2020, The Hollywood Reporter spoke to business consultants about what the coronavirus outbreak means for TV exhibits going ahead.
According to the publication, “For series that will be renewed, or in some cases already scored early pickups, the outstanding episodes will likely be ‘rolled’ to the 2020-21 season, whenever that begins.”
This implies that the unique finale deliberate for the fifth season might presumably act because the premiere for season 6 of Superstore.
“Multiple insiders say that should production resume mid-May, Premiere Week — starting Sept. 21 — would likely still happen, though new shows could be delayed,” reported The Hollywood Reporter. “And if production is delayed beyond May? ‘January may become the new September if we lose three months of production,’ says one veteran exec. Should that happen, that would likely mean fewer new series and a reduction in the number of episodes ordered.”
Based off of this, if manufacturing is ready to resume someday in May, new seasons of TV exhibits like Superstore would nonetheless premiere within the fall. However, if manufacturing is delayed to maintain everybody secure, exhibits could possibly be pushed again to a mid-season premiere in January 2021.
America Ferrera will return for season 6
On Feb. 28, Ferrera introduced she deliberate to go away Superstore after season 5 in an Instagram post.
Her Instagram post learn:
“The last five years on Superstore have been some of the most rewarding, enriching and enjoyable years of my career. Producing, directing and acting with this wonderful cast and crew has given me opportunities to grow as a person and storyteller. I’m so grateful to my partners at NBC and Universal Television for the support and belief they have always placed in the show, and I’m most thankful to the brilliant Justin Spitzer for creating the funny, smart and relevant world of Superstore and inviting me to be a part of it. As I start the next chapter for my family and career, I wish only the best, and much continued success, to my beloved Superstore family.”
However, the actress will now return each time manufacturing of Superstore resumes to finish Amy’s character arc.
“[America] has every intention to come back,” Ferrera’s co-star Ben Feldman advised TVLine. “She wants to see a proper send-off for Amy, so my guess is that’ll be worked into next season. Of course, she’s pregnant, so we’ll have to figure it out. Then it just becomes a scheduling thing.”