Emmy Awards’ Limited Series Race Gets a Shake-Up in the Wake of Coronavirus

Published on Mar 27, 2020

Emmy Awards’ Limited Series Race Gets a Shake-Up in the Wake of Coronavirus

When HBO officially classified “Watchmen” as a limited series, the pay cabler’s competitors groaned. That’s because it made what was already a jam-packed and competitive limited series category even more stuffed this Emmy season.

But then came the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, which has impacted production and post-production on countless TV projects, including episodes of programs that were originally slated to premiere in April and May.

In some cases, those airdates were part of a strategy to launch Emmy contenders just under the wire before the May 31 eligibility cutoff — keeping them top of mind at the height of Emmy For Your Consideration season.

Read full article at: Variety - TV News

Author: Michael Schneider