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‘Riverdale’ Halts Production Due To Cast/Crew Member’s Contact With Coronavirus

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Riverdale Season 4 filming has come to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic. One unidentified member of the cast/crew has been in contact with someone who has since been confirmed to have the virus. What do we know about the rest of season of the CW show?

Riverdale Season 4 Filming Stopped

On Wednesday, Riverdale stopped production of Season 4 filming. According to TV Line, the production was totally shut down. This was due to an unidentified member of the cast or crew that was in contact with someone who tested positive for coronavirus. The statement shared that a “team member” was in contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19 in the Vancouver area where the CW show is filmed.

Now, they are going through the painstaking process of identifying who that team member came into contact with, and testing each of those people for the coronavirus. They were in the midst of filming episode 20, out of the 22-episode season.

According to Deadline, Riverdale has “suspended” operations. This means that they currently intend to return back to Vancouver and finish filming the season.

Coronavirus Cancellations Everywhere

Just this week the virus was upgraded to a worldwide pandemic. Besides Riverdale shutting down due to the virus, fans were shocked on Wednesday when Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson revealed that they tested positive for coronavirus. They were in Australia for Tom’s new Baz Luhrmann Elvis movie.

As TV Shows Ace has previously reported, both Survivor and The Amazing Race have halted production. Unlike Riverdale, or the Elvis movie, there were no signs that anyone had the coronavirus. Instead, this was a general precaution. This is certainly a precaution, as it would be very cavalier to risk any contestant’s health. This is especially true during a major pandemic.

This risk is why The Grand Tour will not be filming anymore episodes for a while. As TV Shows Ace reported earlier this week, all production is paused for now. Jeremy Clarkson explained on Twitter that they are waiting for the pandemic to settle down. He assured fans, “We have one pretty much ready to go and when this virus business is settled, we will head off to do two more.” So, this is quite positive.

Yet, as the NBA season has canceled, and Formula One racing is predicted to cancel their season, it may be a while until new episodes of The Grand Tour, Survivor and The Amazing Race will go into production.

What do you think of all of the coronavirus cancellations? Do you think there will be more? Be sure to check back with TV Shows Ace for the latest television news.

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