Westworld set shut down as wildfires create havoc nearby
Dec 07 2017
The production of two blockbuster TV shows has been halted by wildfires in California.
Due to the wildfires occurring in Southern California, CBS's "S.W.A.T" and HBO's "Westworld" have suspended production. A brush fire being called the Rye Fire has affected the area, resulting in the nearby freeway being closed in both directions.
"Safety of cast and crew come first". Jerry Brown, governor of Ventura County, has declared a state of emergency in the area.
"Production of 'S.W.A.T.' has been suspended for the day due to wildfires and unsafe air near our stages", a tweet from the "S.W.A.T." writer's account stated.
A Santa Clarita Studios employee told Deadline this morning that the facility's internet was down, apparently because of the fire.
The Rye Fire flared up near Newhall Ranch Road north of San Fernando Valley around 10 a.m. on Tuesday.
Macklin added that it has been challenging to bring in the necessary equipment to help stop the fire because of the howling winds. "We're chasing the fire and trying to get ahead of it". Showrunner Jonathan Nolan has said that the production for Westworld 2 will be twice as ambitious as the first season, but we still have no idea just how upped the ante is.
Though we may not be getting Game of Thrones 8 next year, we will be getting the second season of HBO's fantastic Westworld.