Thursday, 19 October, 2017

Reasons Why pauses production due to California wildfires

'13 Reasons Why' Shuts Down Production Due To Devastating Northern California Wildfires Cast tweet their sadness as 13 Reasons Why stops filming in wake of devastating Californian wildfires
Stacy Diaz | 12 October, 2017, 03:46

Production on Season 2 of Netflix's 13 Reasons Why, executive produced by Selena Gomez, was shut down yesterday.

Until the smoke has thinned out and the fires contained, filming will not be able to continue.

The fires affecting north California have put a stop to filming in Vallejo, with 15 confirmed dead and more than 200 now missing in the area. Sources close to the production team have indicated that the hiatus is only temporary, and is expected to last until Thursday, October 12. According to Deadline, cast and crew members who wanted to evacuate have been flown away for the break, since many live in fire zones while filming.

Santa Ana winds and dry conditions have fueled more than 20 wildfires in California this week, but the fires in Northern California's wine country have been the most devastating and remain out of control. At least 17 people have been killed as a result of the fires, and more than 180 people have been reported missing.

Dylan Minnette, who plays Clay Jensen in the show, tweeted of his sadness as filming came to an abrupt halt. "Sending love and thoughts to everyone involved". "The NorCal/Bay Area has been my home for nearly a year while filming 13 Reasons Why", Druid tweeted.

Season two of 13 Reasons Why is set to return in 2018. "My heart goes out to all affected by these very bad fires".