Westworld and SWAT Reboot Suspend Filming Due to Wildfires

  • Westworld and SWAT Reboot Suspend Filming Due to Wildfires

Westworld and SWAT Reboot Suspend Filming Due to Wildfires

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

According to Variety, both TV shows film near Santa Clarita, California.

On Monday, "Westworld" and CBS's "S.W.A.T." ceased production as multiple wildfires burned in and around Los Angeles County.

S.W.A.T. writers tweeted: "Production of @swatcbs has been suspended for the day due to wildfires and unsafe air near our stages".

The Rye Fire broke out as firefighters were already battling two separate brush fires, the Thomas Fire in Ventura County and the Creek Fire near Sylmar.

A staff for the studio revealed that their Internet connection has been down due to the fire. As a result, the 5 Freeway closed, impacting traffic on the major roads.

Richard Macklin, the spokesman for Ventura CountyCB Fire Department, admitted that it has been very hard to stop the wildfires. "We're chasing the fire and trying to get ahead of it. We're in a wind-driven fire event", said Macklin. However, a few water-dropping helicopters have already reached the scene.

Though we may not be getting Game of Thrones 8 next year, we will be getting the second season of HBO's fantastic Westworld.

The series was one of HBO's biggest hits in 2016, and while the series was quickly renewed, development on a second season has taken longer than most shows (not surprising, considering that the development on the first season was said to have issues of its own).