Warner Bros. Television has refuted claims of unsafe working conditions on Riverdale after the show's Kiwi star KJ Apa was involved in a serious car crash.

In a pair of statements issued to Variety, the studio said the safety of the cast and crew on its productions were of "paramount importance".

"In accordance with industry standard policy, if any cast or crew member feels tired or unsafe at any time after working, the Studio will provide a taxi, a driver or a hotel room upon request. This is communicated to all cast and crew, both in writing and verbally, at the beginning of production and is reiterated continuously throughout the duration of production," they said.

Previous reports said Apa was driving home from the show's Vancouver set after a "gruelling" 16-hour work day when his car struck a light pole. It was also reported Apa was taken to hospital and discharged without serious injury, which Warner Bros. has also refuted.


Regarding Apa's crash, the studio spokesperson said: "First and foremost, we are extremely grateful that KJ Apa was uninjured during his recent accident. Secondarily, we want to specifically address the characterisation that conditions on the set of Riverdale are of concern.

"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.

"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."

The Herald has contacted Apa's management for comment.