Westworld set shut down as wildfires create havoc nearby

'SWAT' and 'Westworld' Halt Production Due to California Wildfires

'SWAT' and 'Westworld' Halt Production Due to California Wildfires

"Westworld" stars Evan Rachel Wood and Jeffrey Wright also shared their thoughts on the matter on social media. The series shut down film production due to wildfires threatening the area near production.

Fires in Santa Clarita, California stopped production on Westworld for a while, but the cast and crew are hard at work to finish filming the second season of the show.

Filming on HBO's big-budget drama Westworld - which shoots in Santa Clarita near where the 200-acre brush fire broke out - was temporarily suspended due to the flames fueled by the Santa Ana winds, the cable network has confirmed. HBO said in a statement that producers made a decision to shut down the show's production to avoid any danger to actors or crew members. Thousands of residents have since been evacuated, though with two other wildfires - namely the Thomas Fire in Ventura County and the Creek Fire close to Sylmar - also blazing across parts of the state, it's unlikely Westworld season 2 will resume production anytime soon.

The S.W.A.T. writers' room tweeted that filming was stopped "due to wildfires and unsafe air near our stages".

Production on "S.W.A.T." continues to be halted, according to a spokesperson for Sony Pictures Television, which produces the series. "Prayers to all affected by these fires".

The NFL's Los Angeles Rams, who hold workouts near the largest of Southern California's fires, canceled Wednesday's exercises.

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