COVID-19 has impacted everyday life and had sweeping societal repercussions, and this includes interrupting the filming of many of our favorite television series and films. Thanks to safety protocols, productions were able to resume to deliver everyday people more ways to escape our grueling reality, though it wasn’t easy for them. TNT’s “Claws” specifically only filmed five episodes of Season 4 before the pandemic began, so they had to return to set and get back into character mid-season.
“It was very strange, but we were all so grateful to finally be back. We didn’t know if we were going to finish, and we knew it was our last season,” Carrie Preston told us at The List. “And we were like, oh gosh, I hope they don’t just because of the pandemic and finances and everything, I hope they don’t just stop. So they did let us finish out telling the story about these women and that we’re forever grateful for.”
In fact, “Claws” was one of the first TV series to resume filming after the industry had shut down. “It was scary. I had to leave New York City and then not see my husband or my dog for three months because we were really trying to be good and not travel or not have anyone travel to New Orleans to see us,” Preston explained. “So a core group of the cast, we rented apartments in the same building on the same floor.”