The NBC workplace comedy will deal with coronavirus when it returns tonight for Season 6, its first episode since shutting down production early on Season 5. "We realized we wanted to see how our characters dealt with the early days of the pandemic: the uncertainty and changing information, the panicking hoarders, being called 'essential workers' but not really being treated as essential," showrunners Jonathan Green and Gabe Miller said in an email to EW. "Superstore has always been a show that tries to reflect what real people are dealing with in the real world, and COVID has obviously had a huge impact on the daily lives and work of store employees. So we knew early on that COVID would be an important part of the season, in big ways and small. Like real stores, everything will look and function a little differently. It’s an opportunity to put a spotlight on a group of people on the frontlines who often go underappreciated."
TOPICS: Superstore, NBC, America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Gabe Miller, Jonathan Green, Coronavirus