‘Riverdale’ Begins Production On Season 5

by Erik Amaya

At least in a town called Riverdale, life is starting to look like it did before the pandemic.

Deadline reports the series has begun production on its fifth season in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Like most of The CW programs shot there, production ceased in the Spring as the world was gripped by the COVID-19 pandemic. In Riverdale‘s case, its fourth season ended four episodes short; leaving various plotlines unresolved.

As part of new safety guidelines to mitigate the spread of the virus, all of the cast and crew went into a 14-day quarantine and must maintain social distancing protocols. They must also wear protective gear whenever possible. How this will mesh with the shows, um, physicality, will be interesting to see. But with a planned time-jump after the Season 4 stories are resolved, it is possible the Riverdale couples will be less inclined to get physical anyway.

The site also reports Warner Bros. Television expects to have as many as 50 shows in production by the end of the month. Indeed, The CW’s Supernatural just wrapped production in Vancouver last week on its 15th and final season.

Riverdale returns to The CW in 2021.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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