How Will the Coronavirus Affect Season 4 of ‘Riverdale’?
Riverdale has been off the air for a few weeks, but it isn’t due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). At the same time as the pandemic began to spread throughout North America, the show was set to go on hiatus.
With development suspended indefinitely, viewers are beginning to wonder if the Coronavirus outbreak will affect the rest of Riverdale season four.
The development of ‘Riverdale’ was halted due to the Coronavirus.
Riverdale production was halted on March 11 when someone involved with the show came into contact with a confirmed Coronavirus patient, according to Variety. The cast and crew were asked to remain at home in order to prevent the virus from spreading.
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The series’ producer, Warner Bros. Television, issued the following statement:
A medical examination is currently being performed on the team member. We’re working closely with Vancouver authorities and health departments to find and notify anyone who might have had direct contact with one of our team members. Our workers’, casts’, and crews’ health and welfare are still our top priorities. We have taken measures and will continue to take precautions to protect anyone who works on our global productions. Riverdale’s development has been halted for the time being out of an abundance of caution.
Statement from Warner Bros. Television
The eighth season of ‘Riverdale’ will premiere on April 8th.
Riverdale will air a musical episode on April 8, according to Entertainment Weekly. The cast will face Hedwig and the Angry Itch in this episode. Unlike in the past, fans will get to see Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) singing in the show’s musically-inspired episode.
The CW has not confirmed that the musical episode will air as planned, but thanks to the shows creator, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, it’s likely the next episode will still air as scheduled. Early in February, he shared stills from filming, implying that most of Season 4 has already been filmed.
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