"Westworld" And "SWAT" Have Suspended Filming Because Of The California Fires

'SWAT' and 'Westworld' Halt Production Due to California Wildfires

SWAT and Westworld shut down due to California wildfires

HBO and CBS, which produce the two shows respectively, have also issued a statement regarding the halting of production.

Fires in Santa Clarita, California stopped production on Westworld for a while, but the cast and crew are hard at work to finish filming the second season of the show. "Production of @swatcbs has been suspended for the day due to wildfires and unsafe air near our stages", read a tweet from the S.W.A.T. writers account.

HBO said production on "Westworld" would continue "as soon as it's safe to do so".

The Thomas Fire, which is burning in Ventura County, has claimed 50,000 acres, according to CAL FIRE and is zero percent contained as of late Tuesday.

A Santa Clarita Studios employee told Deadline this morning that the facility's internet was down, apparently because of the fire. As a result, the 5 Freeway closed, impacting traffic on the major roads.

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

They said filming would return to normal when the fires subsided. However, a few water-dropping helicopters have already reached the scene. "Westworld" Season 2 should still arrive this spring on HBO.

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 dystopian show is now filming its second season in an area close to the fires, but producers were concerned about the danger to actors and crew.

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