EXCLUSIVE: Love & Hip Hop Franchise Filming In Pods, To Slow Spread Of COVID
theJasmineBRAND exclusively reports, the Love & Hip Hop franchise, like other reality show franchises, are taking precautions to move forward with production cautiously amidst a global pandemic.
Sources tell us that in the immediate future, shows will allegedly film in “pods”. We’re told that cast members will allegedly be only allowed to film and interact with a limited number of people from the show. A source tells us,
“Usually the cast mingles with one another, filming with each other on a variety of scenes and there’s no limitations to who they can and can’t shoot with.”
The source continues,
“With COVID, they can’t do that anymore. They’re trying to limit how many people each cast member is exposed to throughout the season. It’s going to be tricky, but they’re going to try it.”
We’re told that cast members from some of the different cities have already been told about filming within ‘pods’. COVID testing will also be done regularly. No details on how the crew will be regulated to keep it’s cast safe.
Love & Hip Hop documents the personal and professional lives of several hip hop and R&B musicians, performers, managers, and record producers residing in various metropolitan areas of the United States.
The original franchise version, Love & Hip Hop: New York, premiered on March 6, 2011. Its success resulted in spin-offs based in Atlanta, Hollywood, and Miami.
The series is known for its sprawling ensemble cast, with over 200 cast members. Many are notable figures in hip hop, including Jim Jones, Remy Ma, Soulja Boy, Waka Flocka Flame, Lil Scrappy, Trina and Trick Daddy, as well as R&B artists like Ray J, Keyshia Cole and Stevie J. The franchise is also known for launching the careers of previously unknown artists, including Joseline Hernandez, K. Michelle and Cardi B.
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