‘Supernatural,’ ‘Flash,’ ‘Riverdale’ halt production

Satan couldn’t stop the Winchesters. Neither could the Darkness. Even God himself couldn’t stop the boys in Supernatural, now in its final season. But Coronavirus COVID-19 did. The Coronavirus pandemic continues to wreck havoc on some of your favorite TV series. Warner Bros. TV has announced that they are “halting production on some of 70+ series and pilots currently filming or about to begin.” 

While there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on any of their productions, “the health and safety of our employees, casts and crews remains our top priority.” 

A full list of shows have not been revealed, however Supernatural was in the middle of filming its final season in Vancouver, Canada. WB has also chosen to postpone production on The Flash, Riverdale, Batwoman and Supergirl (all CW), Lucifer (Netflix), which was about to film its 5th season finale.

According to Comic Book Movie, the decisions were made to ensure the safety of the cast and crew. With just a few weeks left before work on the long-running show concludes, it sounds like a lot of thought was put into this delay before the plug was pulled, and it means the the drama starring the duo of Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki is incomplete. 

Sixteenth season anyone?

Depending on how long this production delay lasts, the Padalecki-led Walker, Texas Ranger reboot could also be pushed back as work on the pilot was supposed to begin after Supernatural wraps.

The show could still wrap up when planned, but everything is uncertain right now, and we don’t know what this pandemic means for the film and television industry in the long run. 

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Flash Stops Running

The CW superhero series, now in its 6th season, was forced to halt production in Vancouver according to Deadline. The Flash unit manager Brent Crowell announced this shutdown “until further notice.”

What this means for the rest of the season is hard to say, but this is probably just one of many upcoming delays for some of our favorite genre shows.

SOURCE: Comic Book Movie