Netflix stocks Bridgerton set with ‘private fuel supply’ amid UK shortage
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Netflix bosses are doing all they can to ensure that Bridgerton will not be postponed any further following delays from Covid-19 – which has included sourcing their own fuel privately.
They have reportedly sourced "at least four bowsers" directly from fuel companies to ensure that filming can continue for the second season of the popular costume drama.
The mini tanker trailers will be used on the set to keep equipment, generators and vehicles running while the UK experiences a petrol supply crisis.
Queues and short supplies has been the reality of the UK over the last week, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson has since said the situation was "stabilising".
Bridgerton producers have reportedly told The Sun that the tanks have been on set since they began filming back in April, providing fuel for staff in an attempt to minimise the potential spread of Covid-19 if the cast and crew share taxis or use public transport.
Filming for the second season of Bridgerton has been stopped multiple times due to disruptions caused by Covid-19.
It paused in July following news that a crew member tested positive for the virus, resulting in multiple members needing to isolate.
Other major delays meant that shooting for the scandalous regency-era drama has been postponed, but is still expected to air on Netflix in the new year.
Due to these setbacks, a Netflix source told The Sun: "The last thing anyone wants is further delays, which has been challenging with the backdrop of Covid."
Fans are eagerly waiting for the second series of the period drama, following the success of series one.
The series was crowned Netflix’s most watched TV series ever, amassing 82 million viewers within its first 28 days on the streaming platform.
The show is inspired by Julia Quinn’s novels and tells the story of the Bridgerton siblings searching for love in 1800’s London society.
Bridgerton is mostly filmed in Bath, Somerset and has boosted tourism in the area, proving popular with holidaymakers craving a mid-pandemic staycation.
A spokesperson for Virgin Media previously said that due to the increase in viewership throughout the lockdown period, "many people want to follow in the footsteps of their favourite characters or discover new staycation locations they’ve seen in shows."
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