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'Riverdale' Has Shut Down Production Due To Coronavirus

It's unclear when the fourth season will go back into production.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is taking it's toll on the entertainment industry, with a number of TV shows and events being put on hold during the crisis. Warner Bros. just announced that Riverdale is the latest show to be affected, as production of the show's fourth season has been halted due to concern about a crew member.

In a statement, Warner Bros. said, "We have been made aware that a team member from Riverdale, which is produced in Vancouver, was recently in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. The team member is currently receiving medical evaluation."

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"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," the statement read. "The health and safety of our employees, casts and crews is always our top priority."

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Warner Bros. have not yet confirmed when the hit Netflix show will go back into production but have said that the decision to suspend production is "out of an abundance of caution."

Riverdale is the latest knock to the entertainment industry, with Coachella having been postponed to October and the new James Bond film, No Time To Die, also postponed until November. The release date for A Quiet Place Part II has also been delayed due to coronavirus concerns. 


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