Javicia Leslie’s ‘Batwoman’ & ‘Riverdale’ Shutdown Over Covid-19 Test Delays

'Batwoman' and 'Riverdale' face further delays.

Warner Bros. has shut down production on Batwoman, starring Javicia Leslie, and Riverdale in Vancouver due to delays in processing covid-19 tests.

While fans are eager to see more from Batwoman season two after the first images of Javicia Leslie suited up in the cape and cowl surfaced online, Warner Bros. has shutdown production on the series alongside The CW’s Riverdale in Vancouver. A new report from Variety revealed that the shutdown on both shows is apparently a temporary measure until the testing situation in British Colombia cools down a little.

Variety noted that only one company in the area is approved for coronavirus testing and priority is being given to tests from schools and local businesses rather than production crews on Batwoman and Riverdale. It’s an understandable decision to make, however it must still be incredibly frustrating for the cast and crew of both shows as they face further delays. Riverdale and the Javicia Leslie series aren’t the only shows affected, with Warner Bros. choosing to delay production on Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow.

What do you make of the news about Batwoman and Riverdale? Are you surprised work has shutdown so soon? Are you excited to see Javicia Leslie in Batwoman season two? What else do you want to see from the next seasons of both shows? Sound-off in the comments below!

Here is the official synopsis for Batwoman season two:

Season two kicks off with a major game-changer that will alter Gotham and The Bat Team forever. As the dust settles, Batwoman has everything working against her – including the recently escaped rogues’ gallery of villains – and everyone will come to see her in a whole new light. Alice meets her match when she becomes entangled with a dangerous foe from her past who knows exactly how to prey on her vulnerabilities. As Luke (Camrus Johnson) and Mary (Nicole Kang) find their footing as sidekicks, a romance will shake up their dynamic. Meanwhile, Sophie (Megan Tandy) and Julia’s (guest star Christina Wolfe) budding relationship will face its first real test and make Sophie question everything she thought she knew to be true.

Batwoman season two is currently set to air in 2021 on The CW. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Javicia Leslie, Batwoman and the future of Riverdale, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original content!

Source: Variety

Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

English writer with a preference for all things Film, TV and Comic Book related.