Thailand entertainment media GMMTV (GMM Grammy) issued a statement on Wednesday regarding some of its series that have been either pushed back and or canceled due to the CoVid19 pandemic.
Based on its statement, the media giant’s divisions and productions have been affected because of the CoVid19 situation. Hence, some of its planned series for 2020 have either been shelved temporarily or decided to totally cancel them.
Even with Thailand’s slowly coming to terms with its “new normal” set up, production for some of these series will no longer be possible because of conflict of actors’ schedule and limited team availability.
According to GMMTV’s bulletin, the shows that will be canceled include Military of Love (starring Krist Perawat, Tay Tawan and Ohm Pawat) and Devil Sister (Pleum Purim and Punpun Sutatta).
Meanwhile, fans will have to wait later this year or early 2021 for the following series to be broadcasted: Wake Up Ladies: Very Complicated (Pompam Niti, Namtan Tiparee, Lee Thanat, and First Kanaphan), Girl 2k (Aom Sushar, Off Jumpol, Fiat Pattadon and Toy Pathompong), and the much-anticipated A Tale of a Thousand Stars ( Earth Pirawat and Mix Sahaphap).
GMMTV is the producer of well-loved BL (Boys Love) series Sotus, Sotus S, Theory of Love, Dark Blue Kiss and the phenomenal hit 2Gether the series and Still2gether which catapulted the careers of Thai actors Bright Vachirawit and Win Metawin to stardom.
— GMMTV (@GMMTV) September 23, 2020
The CoVid19 pandemic has surely affected the entertainment industry worldwide. Even in the Philippines, production of television series and even movies have been put to a halt since the lockdown in March. Only a few shows have been broadcasting live, with limited staff and no audience just for the networks to continue providing entertainment amid the ongoing pandemic.
With the government easing safety protocols and quarantine status in Metro Manila and other areas that have shown a dip in CoVid19 cases, the Kapamilya channel and GMA 7 have also announced that tapings for their shows and series are now back, but still following strict health restrictions and government protocols, including social distancing and wearing of facial masks and shields.