Riverdale is experiencing some drama behind the scenes. Deadline reports star KJ Apa recently crashed his car after filming the CW TV show.
Apa plays Archie Andrews on the drama series, which follows the residents of a small town in the aftermath of a mysterious death. The cast also includes Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Luke Perry, Mädchen Amick, Marisol Nichols, Casey Cott, and Madelaine Petsch.
According to Deadline, Apa hit a lamp post after driving home from a long day on the set of Riverdale. The show’s production company, Warner Bros. TV, released a statement saying Apa was not harmed and production will continue as scheduled for season two of the The CW series.
The new season premieres on October 11th at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Read WBTV’s full statement below:
First and foremost, we are extremely grateful that KJ Apa was uninjured during his recent accident. Secondarily, we want to specifically address the characterization that conditions on the set of Riverdale are of concern. We have a large cast of series regulars, and our actors do not work every day. On the day of the accident, KJ worked 14.2 hours. The previous day he worked 2.5 hours, and the day before that he worked 7.7 hours. KJ has repeatedly been informed about making production aware if he is tired or feels unsafe, and if so, either a ride or hotel room will be provided for him. The accident occurred last Thursday. Additionally, it is untrue that KJ was taken to the hospital. He was treated by first responders on the scene and released by them. We also sent a doctor to his home later that same day for a follow-up to confirm his well-being.”
What do you think? Do you watch Riverdale? Are you excited for season two?