Under normal circumstances, the only questions we would ask RiverdaleThe fourth season finale would focus on what's going to happen on the screen. With the global pandemic of the novel corona virus (COVID-19), however, a bigger question has to be asked: Will there be a season four finale at all? Production is currently being discontinued RiverdaleLike pretty much every TV show that is currently being shot, we know how the rest of the season is going to go.
Continue with production Riverdale Closed on March 11, after a crew member came in contact with coronavirus, the teen drama had filmed 20 of its planned 22 episodes, as reported by TVLine. Since there are only two episodes left for the current season and there is no clear end date in sight when production can be resumed, this is currently the most likely situation RiverdaleThe 20th episode of the season will also serve as the season finale, stopping the season at an unexpected point. It is currently unclear when the last episodes will air: The 17th episode of the season will air after a one-month short break on April 8, and the broadcast dates for the last completed episodes have not yet been announced.
This is the second time in so many years Riverdale has had an unexpected shutdown in the off-season. After the sudden death of Luke Perry, who played Fred Andrews, production was suspended for a few days in 2019 when he died a few days after a stroke in late February. In this case, however, the hiring was for personal reasons rather than a health crisis, and production resumed after a few days, allowing the third season to be completed on schedule and in full. This year, however, the global pandemic has an indefinite schedule, and if production can resume, it would probably be financially and logistically impossible to get everything going again just to film two episodes.
Instead, RiverdaleThe fourth season will likely be just a little shorter, and the remaining storylines will have to wait for the fifth season to be solved. The good news is that the CW has already been renewed Riverdale – together with the entire current programming – for the next season, so there is no chance that this will be the final farewell! We just have to wait a little longer to make sure that the cast and crew can work as usual.