Riverdale Production Has Been Shut Down Due To Coronavirus Scare
12 March 2020, 06:38 | Updated: 17 March 2020, 17:09
The CW show has shut down production as there is a "real concern" about coronavirus on set.
The CW series - which stars KJ Apa and Lili Reinhart - has stopped filming after a rep for Warner Bros. stated that a team member from the show recently came in contact with someone who tested positive for the virus.
Said team member is reportedly receiving medical attention, but production on the series is now suspended, meaning that the release of further episodes could be delayed.
"We are working closely with the appropriate authorities and health agencies," said the representative; aiming to identify who may have come in contact with the team member at risk, as they filmed in Vancouver.
The last episode that aired on television, To Die For, saw Alice begin to make a documentary about Jughead's alleged death, as Betty plans a funeral for him.
The teen drama debuted on 26 January 2017 and has received mainly positive reviews, and has even won 19 Teen Choice Awards, and an MTV Movie & TV Award.
It's also been rumoured that Riverdale shares a universe with other teen series, such as Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, after the teenage witch and her cousin visited Riverdale.