It’s been over nine months since the coronavirus pandemic has caused massive unrest across the world. Various industries from all over the world have taken a hit due to the epidemic. Since the virus can spread quickly in social settings, the guidelines for maintaining social distancing and lockdowns have been enacted throughout the world. Entertainment, hoteling and tourism are the worst-hit sectors.
The production and filming of movies and TV shows have been paused due to the outbreak. Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are one of the major streaming platforms which have already given orders to the production of many shows and movies.
However, both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video subscribers will have to wait for sometime before new movies, new web series and latest seasons of existing shows are published on the respective platforms.
Netflix and Amazon Prime Video: Why are Shows and Movies Delayed?
The COVID-19 originated in China near the end of 2019 and started to spread beyond the boundaries. As of September 2020, 969,303 have succumbed to death due to virus infection, according to Worldometer. It suggests that by the end of this month, we will hit the one million mark.
It’s not just that entertainment projects have been stalled, many countries still prohibit masses from gathering – weddings, funerals, functions, sports matches, cinema halls, restaurants and tourist spots.
However, many states have uplifted the pause on film/tv show projects and given the nod to start the work to companies. The six-month break on projects is going to result in a delay in release.
New Release Date of Web series
Due to COVID-19, many major movie projects and web series have been delayed. Remember iconic 1986 Top Gun? Well, Tom Cruise was supposed to release its sequel Top Gun: Maverick this year on June 26, however it has been rescheduled for July 2, 2021.
If such a massive budget movie can suffer, what can be said about others?
Following is the list of all the web series that are either delayed or scheduled for release in the future. The list contains top shows from both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
|Web Series||Platform||Previous Date||New Date|
|The Chef Show Season 2||Netflix||–||Sept 24, 2020|
|Stranger Things Season 4||Netflix||2020||TBA/Q2 2021|
|Emily in Paris||Netflix||–||Oct 2, 2020|
|The Haunting of Bly Manor Season 2||Netflix||–||Oct 9, 2020|
|The Witcher Season 2||Netflix||–||Q2 2021|
|Unsolved Mysteries Season 2||Netflix||–||Oct 19, 2020|
|Undercover Season 2||Netflix||–||Nov 8, 2020|
|The Crown Season 4||Netflix||–||Nov 15, 2020|
|The Crown Season 5||Netflix||2020||2022|
|Ultraman Season 2||Netflix||–||Spring 2020|
|Russian Doll Season 2||Netflix||–||Q1 2021|
|Sex Education Season 3||Netflix||–||Q2 2021|
|Dead to Me Season 3||Netflix||–||Q2 2021|
|Big Mouth Season 5||Netflix||–||Q4 2021|
|The Dragon Prince Season 4||Netflix||–||2021|
|Utopia Season 1||Amazon||–||Sept 25, 2020|
|Jack Ryan Season 3||Amazon||–||Q4 2020|
|The Expanse Season 5||Amazon||–||Q4 2020|
|Modern Love Season 2||Amazon||–||Oct, 2020|
|The Wheel of Time||Amazon||2020||Q1 2021|
|Goliath Season 4||Amazon||–||Oct, 2020|
|Narcos vs Zombies||Amazon||2020||Q4 2020|
|Bosch Season 7||Amazon||–||Q2 2021|
|The Boys Season 3||Amazon||–||Q4 2021|
|Carnival Row Season 2||Amazon||–||Dec, 2020|
|Hunters Season 2||Amazon||–||2021|
|Hanna Season 3||Amazon||–||Q1 2021|
|The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 4||Amazon||–||Q4 2020|
The above web series is renewed for the next season, but most of the shows have no official date announced for release. We speculate the release date based on the announcements made by official sources.
COVID-19 has created an uncertain situation for producers, we would like to inform you that even these dates can be changed because of certain factors. If we get info on the official date, we will update here.
Pandemic Times: Entertainment Options
If you check out the table above, you’ll notice many shows are going to be up for streaming this month, but if they don’t match up to your taste, you can always rely on various entertainment mediums.
Movies: Watching movies on Netflix or Amazon can be an excellent way to spend time during a stay at home. Even a rewatch worth it if the film is good.
Games: You need not be a pro-gamer to enjoy quality time; many light games can be played on your PC or mobile phone. If you encounter any errors or problems during the game, there are solutions to fix them.
Books: Fun time shouldn’t be about staying in front of the screen all day and night. Sometimes it’s OK not to watch movies or shows, and pick a book and read it. Since the pandemic vibes are already killing the joy, why not read some fun books to lighten up your mood?
The delayed-release dates are a mood killer for our readers who are hooked to web series on Amazon and Netflix. However, some excellent shows are coming up in the next few months. They can be watched.
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