The coronavirus pandemic has brought TV and film productions all over the world to a standstill, leaving many uncertain as to what will happen next with their favourite series and franchises.
As Terrace House: Tokyo 2019/20 has been filming pretty much consistently since summer 2019, the pandemic has thrown a spanner in the works and production has been halted for the first time in Terrace House history.
Part 3 of the Japanese reality series has just dropped to Netflix worldwide, as the fourth part is currently being broadcast in Japan. But many fans think part 4 episode 40 will be the last, as there is no more filming for this season at the current time.
So, is Terrace House: Tokyo episode 40 the last in the series?
Terrace House: Tokyo Part 4
The fourth instalment returned to Netflix Japan on March 23rd, 2020. This was episode 37 of the 2019/20 series.
After part 3’s explosive series where love triangles and relationships were formed, many fans were ready for more drama, particularly as new housemates were joining.
Yume Yoshida, Toshiyuki Niino and Shion Suzuki joined at the end of part 3 to replace Tupas, Emika, and Ryo.
Episode 39 saw Reo Kanao join and make a big first impression, reflecting on the death of former Terrace House cast member Yosuke Imai. But Yosuke won’t be able to star in many more episodes by the looks of it.
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Has Terrace House: Tokyo been cancelled?
Filming was reported back in April 2020 to have been halted due to the global pandemic. The Terrace House: Tokyo podcast announced on Twitter that episode 40 was “the last episode of TH for a while,” which seems to confirm the thinking that the show has been cancelled for now.
But the show has been cancelled for a far more tragic reason, as the producers decided to pull the unaired episodes following Terrace House: Tokyo 2019/20 star Hana Kimura’s death. Hana Kimura passed away on May 23rd, 2020.
The show said on its Twitter account: “We would like to express our sincere condolences for the death of Hana Kimura. We have decided to cancel the production of Terrace House Tokyo 2019-2020.”
just found out episode 40 is the last episode cause of corona rip #terracehouse
— 凯霞🧃 (@unine_kay) April 15, 2020
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