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

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

HBO released a statement on Tuesday that reads, "due to nearby wildfires, Westworld stopped production earlier today and will resume filming as soon as it's safe to do so".

Raging wildfires in Southern California have caused at least two television series to temporarily shut down production for safety reasons, the shows' studios tell CNN.

Less very bad, but notable, is that the fires have caused production of CBS series S.W.A.T. and HBO's Westworld to shut down temporarily.

A separate blaze, the Creek Fire, is also burning in Los Angeles County in the Kagel Canyon area, near Sylmar, with further mandatory evacuation orders in effect.

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"S.W.A.T." films at Santa Clarita Studios in Valenica, California, about 40 miles north of Los Angeles. As a result, the 5 Freeway closed, impacting traffic on the major roads.

Macklin added that it has been challenging to bring in the necessary equipment to help stop the fire because of the howling winds. "It's a very hard moment, but we will get through this", Garcetti said. However, a few water-dropping helicopters have already reached the scene.

"Westworld" Season 2 is still filming for its premiere in spring 2018 on HBO. The HBO series garnered 22 Emmy nominations following its first season. The fire drew too close to the stages to continue filming, so cast and crew were sent home.

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