Saturday, 20 January, 2018

Westworld shuts down production amid California wildfires

Westworld Season 2 Premiere Title Southern California’s worst fire season on record has led to another shutdown of production on the second season of HBO’s Westworld
Stacy Diaz | 06 December, 2017, 14:51

HBO has suspended filming for one of its shows in southern California over safety concerns about wildfires raging in the area. With traffic a mess, the flames getting close to Santa Clarita Studios, and unsafe air, the entire cast and crew of S.W.A.T. was sent home as a precaution.

In Los Angeles County, The Creek Fire has grown to 11,000 acres, and the Rye Fire is burning about 1,000 acres, according to latest updates from fire officials.

"Due to nearby wildfires, "Westworld" stopped production earlier today and will resume filming as soon as it's safe to do so".

A Santa Clarita Studios employee told Deadline this morning that the facility's internet was down, apparently because of the fire.

Richard Macklin, the spokesman for Ventura CountyCB Fire Department, admitted that it has been very hard to stop the wildfires.

Macklin added that it has been challenging to bring in the necessary equipment to help stop the fire because of the howling winds.

"Westworld" Season 2 is still filming for its premiere in spring 2018 on HBO.

The dystopian show is now filming its second season in an area close to the fires, but producers were concerned about the danger to actors and crew.