TV shows halt production due to raging California fires

The second season of the HBO drama was suspended as a 200-acre brush fire broke out near the filming region

Courtesy of HBO 'Westworld'

In addition, production on CBS drama S.W.A.T. has also been temporarily halted due to the fires. HBO and CBS, which produce the two shows respectively, have also issued a statement regarding the halting of production.

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. With traffic a mess, the flames getting close to Santa Clarita Studios, and unsafe air, the entire cast and crew of S.W.A.T. was sent home as a precaution. HBO said production on "Westworld" would continue "as soon as it's safe to do so". No homes have yet been threatened in the area, unlike what has happened in nearby Ventura and Sylmar.

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The Rye Fire flared up near Newhall Ranch Road north of San Fernando Valley around 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Hopefully, the fires can be contained and filming will be able to resume in the near future. Showrunner Jonathan Nolan has said that the production for Westworld 2 will be twice as ambitious as the first season, but we still have no idea just how upped the ante is. The employee added that the fire could be seen from the studio offices. With all the hints dropped at the end of the first season, we could be looking at other "worlds" in the series like Samuraiworld or Romanworld.

Westworld is now filming its second season.

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