Production has shut down on the Vancouver-based Riverdale and Batwoman due to delays in processing COVID-19 tests in British Columbia.
Warner Bros. Television is also delaying production on Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl, both of which were supposed to begin filming this week.
A representative for Disney Television Studios — which is filming ABC’s A Million Little Things and Big Sky, as well The Mighty Ducks for Disney Plus and Mysterious Benedict Society for Hulu — did not respond about the status of those British Columbia-based shows, nor would a representative from Netflix give any details about the status of the streamer’s Vancouver productions. Maid, a WBTV show for Netflix from John Wells Productions, has been shut down as well. The status of Sony’s The Good Doctor for ABC is unknown.
The filming stoppages are assumed to be temporary, sources say. According to one source, there is a single lab company approved to oversee coronavirus testing, and the company is prioritizing schools, which have reopened in the province, and local businesses.