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Westworld and SWAT halt production amid California wildfires

Westworld and SWAT halt production amid California wildfires

Production on the second season of HBO's "Westworld" and on CBS' reboot of "S.W.A.T.", have been halted due to the ongoing wildfires affecting Southern California.

One of the writers for S.W.A.T. tweeted that the safety of the cast and crew are of utmost importance to them, which is why they chose to not push through with their shooting schedule.

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

At least two television shows have been affected by the California wildfires that have been raging across at least 50,000 acres of land. Both shows are shot near Santa Clarita, in Los Angeles County, where a fire erupted this morning and grew rapidly throughout the day. As a result, the 5 Freeway closed, impacting traffic on the major roads. Hopefully, the fires can be contained and filming will be able to resume in the near future.

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Macklin added that it has been challenging to bring in the necessary equipment to help stop the fire because of the howling winds.

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

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 fire drew too close to the stages to continue filming, so cast and crew were sent home.


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