Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

'Westworld' and 'SWAT' suspend production due to California wildfires

'Westworld' and 'SWAT' suspend production due to California wildfires

An HBO spokesperson confirmed that production of "Westworld" has been suspended due to the fires, and writers of the CBS series "S.W.A.T." confirmed that production of their show had been halted as well.

Neither network has announced when filming of their shows will resume, CNN reported.

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

The wildfire, named the Rye Fire, that affected the Westworld shoot began around 10 a.m. on Tuesday, flaring up just north of the San Fernando Valley.


Authorities are warning of "extreme fire danger" in the "multi-day event" that could last until Thursday amid strong coastal winds and a dry spell in the region.

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.

Fellow television series S.W.A.T stopped production on Monday as well.

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. It's unclear when S.W.A.T. production will resume. The series stars Sir Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Hiroyuki Sanada, Gustaf Skarsgård, Fares Fares, Betty Gabriel, Jonathan Tucker, Neil Jackson, Katja Herbers, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Clifton Collins, Jr., and Luke Hemsworth.

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