The CW supernatural dramas “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals” are shutting down production due to an impending ice storm in Georgia, an individual close to production told TheWrap.
Both Warner Bros.-produced shows shoot in the Atlanta area and will cease shooting on Wednesday after the National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Advisory on Tuesday. Currently, the productions are only planning for only one day off from production.
The NWS predicts three to five inches of snow will accumulate in addition to a quarter-inch or more of ice. On Tuesday, snow, sleet and freezing rain had already begun to develop and will only get worse through Wednesday.
The NWS also warns that travel will be nearly impossible and that it expects widespread and extended power outages, which may affect the area for as much as a week.
The Atlanta area and Georgia have become a popular place for TV production. Lifetime’s “Drop Dead Diva,” OWN’s “For Better or Worse” and BET’s “The Game” are among the many shows that shoot in the area.
TheWrap is reaching out to see if other productions are being affected by the Winter Storm Advisory.