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Riverdale shuts down filming of season 5 in Canada because of COVID

Bad news, Riverdale fans; the TV show has reportedly shut down filming once again in Vancouver, allegedly due to delays in processing COVID-19 tests this time.

The good news? It's probably only temporary.

One source says that there is a single lab company in B.C. approved to oversee COVID-19 testing, and that lab is now prioritizing schools and local businesses.

Once B.C. can meet the demand for testing, things should presumably be up-and-running once more.

The news of the delay comes just a few weeks after Riverdale stars began shooting Season 5 of the popular TV show, successfully completing their mandatory 14-day quarantines.

The cast members were being regularly tested for COVID-19, getting nasal swabs about three times a week.

Riverdale isn't the only production affected by the delay in testing in B.C.; filming for Batwoman, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl is also reportedly on hold.

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Riverdale shuts down filming of season 5 in Canada because of COVID