Showbiz news is trickling in after the holidays, and it's time for a round-up.THR, Disney Television, CBS Studios, Warner Bros. TV, Universal TV and Netflix have all pushed off restarting production in Los Angeles County due to a surge in COVID-19. The production delays come after the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health urged TV and film productions to consider a work pause due to the spikes in the county. Rolling surges have caused TV and film productions shut downs throughout most of 2020 (see "Dozens of TV Productions Come to a Standstill Over Coronavirus Concerns"). THR. Indie filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorehead will direct multiple episodes of this series that stars Oscar Isaac as the title character (see "Oscar Isaac in Talks for 'Moon Knight,'"). Deadline reported that production for the Green Arrow and the Canaries spinoff will not move forward. The spinoff series, revealed as a backdoor pilot in the final season of Arrow (see "'Arrow' Canaries Spin-Off,"), was passed on by The CW as cast options expired at the end of 2020.
Geoff Johns is still on multiple projects at WarnerMedia according to Variety. Johns' future at Warnermedia came into question when Ray Fisher claimed on Twitter that Johns would be parting ways with WarnerMedia following the investigation of the allegations that Warner Bros. executives enabled Joss Whedon to be abusive on the Justice League set (see "'Justice League' Snyder Cut Shooting Updates").
Walter Hamada's contract has been renewed at DC Films. He has signed a multi-year contract, through 2023, to remain their President. Hamada recently shared some of his future plans for DC movies in a NY Times piece (see "Confessions of a Comic Book Guy -- Wonder Woman and the Scrunchie Of Justice").Deadline. Feige previously announced that he was developing a new Star Wars movie back in 2019 (see "Kevin Feige Working On 'Star Wars' Film").