Thursday, 14 December, 2017

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

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Terence Owen | 07 December, 2017, 01:31

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.

The HBO fantasy drama was filming its upcoming second season in the area, but the studio chose to shut down production to avoid any danger to cast and crew. Nobody from the show seems to be in danger, although there's no saying when production will be able to resume.

HBO said production on "Westworld" would continue "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.

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The writers of S.W.A.T. also cited safety concerns as the reason for the show's delayed filming schedule.

The Rye Fire flared up near Newhall Ranch Road north of San Fernando Valley around 10 a.m. on Tuesday. The employee added that the fire could be seen from the studio offices. "It's a very hard moment, but we will get through this", Garcetti said.

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).

As things stand, Westworld season 2 has been slated for a spring 2018 premiere on HBO, though it's possible that date will be pushed in order to accommodate these extenuating circumstances.

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