‘SWAT’ and ‘Westworld’ Production Suspended Due to SoCal Fires

The five fires that have engulfed Southern California are behind the shutdown of several high-profile television productions, CNN reports.

HBO’s sci-fi series, Westworld, was told to stop production of their second season Tuesday due to fires in the area.

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

CBS’ reboot of S.W.A.T. also suspended production, with the show sending a statement on Twitter announcing the decision, citing “unsafe air quality.” A representative at Sony Pictures Television, the studio behind "S.W.A.T.", also confirmed the production delay to CNN.

Both dramas shoot near Santa Clarita, where a fire started yesterday and grew to 200 acres by 10:50 a.m. No homes have been threatened in that area, according to the EW.

Both studios have yet to set a new date to re-start filming. Producers say they are waiting for the green light to get back out to their location to start shooting. There is currently no indication of when the area will be safe.

The Thomas Fire, which is still burning in Ventura County, has scorched 65,000 acres, according to CAL FIRE and was zero percent contained as of late Tuesday.

In Los Angeles County, The Creek Fire grew to 11,000 acres, and the Rye Fire is burning about 7,000 acres, according to latest updates from fire officials.

Photo: Getty Images

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content