Westworld and SWAT Production Shut Down by California Wildfires

Yolanda Curtis
December 7, 2017

"Safety of cast and crew come first".

Wildfires have also forced other studios to halt production on their shows as well.

Production on "Westworld", a western, sci-fi drama, is based at Melody Ranch Studio in Santa Clarita Valley, California, further south than "S.W.A.T".

HBO's "Westworld" is set to resume production on its second season after shutting down operations on Monday due to concern over wildfire activity in the vicinity of the show's set.

HBO's "Westworld" and CBS' "S.W.A.T." have temporarily stopped filming due to wildfires that broke out in California near the filming stations.

Los Angeles County is now facing two major fires as of Tuesday: the 11,000-acre Creek Fire and the 1,000-acre Rye Fire. No homes have yet been threatened in the area, unlike what has happened in nearby Ventura and Sylmar.

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

The fire has prompted the evacuation of at least 150,000 people, as strong winds and dry vegetation fuelled a blaze that has seen one million acres burn this year.

"We're not gonna lie: We're not able to stop this fire".

"'Westworld' is now scheduled to resume shooting today", HBO said in a statement to CNN.

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

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