Published: Sat, November 10, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Iconic Westworld set burns down in Los Angeles fire

Iconic Westworld set burns down in Los Angeles fire

That Westworld set is the same one that's used for HBO's upcoming Deadwood movie, which is now filming.

"Westworld is not now in production, and as the area has been evacuated, we do not yet know the extent of the damage to any structures remaining there", HBO said in a statement.

The historic Western town area, which was also used in "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman", has burned down at Paramount Ranch, as a result of the Woolsey fire.

In a statement released via ET, HBO addressed the fire problem: 'Paramount Ranch was one of the locations that were used during seasons 1 and 2 of Westworld, in addition to the main location at Melody Ranch, Santa Clarita.

Westworld is not the only series to be impacted by the Woolsey fire, which has grown to over 14,000 acres since it started yesterday.

Westworld stars Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Tessa Thompson, Fares Fares, Luke Hemsworth, Louis Herthum, Simon Quarterman, Talulah Riley, Rodrigo Santoro, Gustaf Skarsgård, Ed Harris, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Clifton Collins Jr., Angela Sarafyan, Katja Herbers, Shannon Woodward, Zahn McClarnon, and Anthony Hopkins as Robert Ford. So sad for the history lost. HBO said it did not know the extent of the damage and expressed concern for "all those affected by these terrible fires". "Amazed the church is still standing". Those scenes are filmed at Melody Ranch east of Santa Clarita.

Just a few minutes after, journalist John Schreiber shared some shots of the destroyed place.

Now part of the National Park Service and open to the public, the ranch has been the site of numerous productions throughout the years and was first started by Paramount Pictures in 1927. Director Cecil B. Demille, comedian Bob Hope, and actors Gary Cooper and Claudette Colbert were among those who filmed there. "The art of illusion was mastered on the landscape". The National Park Service finally breathed new life into the location in '80, cementing it as a historic landmark for Western-based productions that was meant to stand the test of time.

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