“Fantastic Beasts” 3 Production on Hiatus and Further “Cursed Child” Productions Suspended

Production of the next Fantastic Beasts movie and further locations of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are feeling the effects of the COVID-19 virus.

Principal photography for Fantastic Beasts 3 had been slated to begin this week at Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.



However, according to Deadline, production is now on hiatus due to the continuing spread of COVID-19 in the UK and across the world. There is no word yet on when the production will resume.

There are also further closures for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child productions. Following advice from the UK government, the West End production has suspended performances until further notice.



In San Francisco, the play had previously reduced audience capacity. The production is now suspended until the end of March.



In Canada, the sale of tickets for the Toronto production has been postponed until further notice. The play was expected to open on October 23, and casting had been announced earlier this month.



But happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, and fans have been sharing their love for Cursed Child during the downtime on Twitter with the hashtag #LightInTheDarkness.



The situation around this current coronavirus outbreak continues to change, so make sure to check in with MuggleNet for the latest information on Cursed Child performances and Fantastic Beasts 3 production.


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Lucy O'Shea

I was given a copy of Philosopher's Stone in 2001, and instantly, I was hooked. Since then, my passion for Potter has been equaled only by my passion for fair access to education (and watching motorsport). A spell I wish could exist in the Muggle world is the summoning charm because this Hufflepuff is not a "particularly good finder"!