'Vampire Diaries,' 'Originals' Shut Down Productions Due to Atlanta Storm
UPDATED: Both Warner Bros. TV series are going dark Wednesday as a winter ice storm hits Georgia, as will Lifetime's "Drop Dead Diva" and "Devious Maids."
An Atlanta ice storm has forced four television productions to shut down.
The CW’s The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, both of which film in Atlanta, will remain dark Wednesday due to a winter storm that will pass through the northern part of the metropolitan area.
As of Tuesday night, the two Warner Bros. TV series are expected only to miss one day of production.
Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva, which also films in Atlanta, will shut down production on Wednesday and Thursday. The network's other soap, Devious Maids, will halt filming Wednesday, though it is unclear whether production will also delayed Thursday.
Snow, sleet and freezing rain are expected to become dramatically worse for much of Wednesday and on through the evening -- with travel that day nearly impossible, according to the National Weather Service. Power outages also are expected. Temperatures are expected to reach the upper 20s and lower 30s.
A winter storm warning has been put into effect for the state of Georgia until 1 p.m. ET Thursday. The National Weather Service called the “significant” incoming storm “an event of historical proportions.”
AMC's The Walking Dead also films in the area, but is not in production at the moment.