CW's RIVERDALE Suspends Filming Due to Possible CORONAVIRUS On-Set

Riverdale
Credit: The CW
Credit: The CW

Warner Bros. Television has suspended work on CW's Riverdale after an unspecified member of the production was identified as coming in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 (commonly known as Coronavirus).

"The team member is currently receiving medical evaluation," WB TV told Deadline in a statement. "We are working closely with the appropriate authorities and health agencies in Vancouver to identify and contact all individuals who may have come into direct contact with our team member."

Riverdale was in the midsts of filming its currently-airing fourth season.

"The health and safety of our employees, casts and crews is always our top priority. We have and will continue to take precautions to protect everyone who works on our productions around the world," the statement continued. "Out of an abundance of caution, production on Riverdale is currently suspended."

Riverdale is the first genre show whose production is known to have been put on hold following the Coronavirus pandemic. Several other shows film in Vancouver, including fellow WB TV shows Batwoman, Nancy Drew, Supergirl, Charmed, Supernatural, and The Flash.

Riverdale was already set to have a one-month hiatus after March 11's episode, with a planned return on April 8.

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