‘The Offer’ Limited Series Pauses Production After Positive Covid Test

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EXCLUSIVE: Filming on The Offer, Paramount+’s upcoming limited series about the making of The Godfather, was suspended yesterday due to a positive test in the central Zone A that includes the cast and those interacting with them, Deadline has learned.

“Out of an abundance of caution, we have temporarily halted production on The Offer due to the return of a positive coronavirus test result during routine testing,” a rep for the series producer Paramount Television Studios said in a statement to Deadline. “We will continue to follow all safety protocols and monitor the situation closely.”

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The development comes amid a surge of the Delta Covid variant in Los Angeles. HBO’s Westworld and FX’s American Horror Story also recently paused production over positive Covid tests.

The Offer is based on two-time Oscar-winning producer Al Ruddy’s experience of making the iconic 1972 film The Godfather that Francis Ford Coppola directed and adapted with Mario Puzo from Puzo’s bestselling novel.

The 10-episode event series features a very large cast that includes Miles Teller, who plays Al Rudy, Matthew Goode (Robert Evans), Giovanni Ribisi (Joe Colombo), Colin Hanks (Barry Lapidus), Dan Fogler (Francis Ford Coppola), Juno Temple (Bettye McCartt), Burn Gorman (Charles Bluhdorn), Justin Chambers (Marlon Brando), Patrick Gallo (Mario Puzo), Anthony Ippolito (Al Pacino), Josh Zuckerman (Peter Bart), Meredith Garretson (Ali MacGraw), Nora Arnezeder (Francoise Glazer), Paul McCrane (Jack Ballard), Anthony Skordi (Carlo Gambino), Jake Cannavale (Caesar), James Madio (Gino), Michael Rispoli (Tommy Lucchese), Stephanie Koenig (Andrea Eastman), Lou Ferrigno (Lenny Montana), Frank John Hughes (Frank Sinatra) and Danny Nucci (Congressman Mario Biaggi).

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