Orlando Bloom heading back to US as 'Carnival Row' production halted

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15:   Orlando Bloom attends the Flaunt Magazine and Dunhill party celebrating 'The Voyage Issue' honouring Orlando Bloom at Bourdon House on December 15, 2019 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Orlando Bloom attends the Flaunt Magazine and Dunhill party celebrating 'The Voyage Issue' in 2019 in London (David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Orlando Bloom has said he is jetting back home to the US “to be quarantined” after production on his series Carnival Row was shut down amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The British actor - who is expecting a baby with his fiancée Katy Perry – had reportedly been filming the fantasy series in Prague.

However, production has been halted and Bloom posted a video on Instagram saying he was heading back to America.

It comes after US President Donald Trump announced he was restricting travel from Europe to the States, a measure which comes into effect from midnight on Friday.

Bloom, who was surrounded by cast and crew in the video, said: “It's farewell from us, as we go home to be quarantined.

"But we're coming home, to the States, at least I'm coming home to the States.”

“As we want to get in before the quarantine,” he added, seeming to refer to the travel ban.

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He went on: "Big love everybody, stay safe out there, self-quarantine.

“It seems really crazy, this whole corona thing.

"But do the right thing by you and your family and stay safe.

“And in a few weeks, we'll beat this bad boy."

Orlando Bloom, right, a cast member in the Amazon Prime Video series "Carnival Row," poses with his girlfriend, singer Katy Perry, at the premiere of the series at the TCL Chinese Theatre, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry at the premiere of Carnival Row in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Several productions have been affected by the outbreak of Covid-19, which started at the end of last year and has now infected more than 125,000 people worldwide.

Filming on series such as Riverdale and Grey’s Anatomy has been suspended, and movies such as A Quiet Place Part II and No Time To Die have been pushed back.