SWAT And Westworld Production Suspended Due To Wildfires, Get The Details

The second season of the HBO drama was suspended as a 200-acre brush fire broke out near the filming region

HBO's "Westworld" is set to resume production on its second season after shutting down operations on Monday due to concern over wildfire activity in the vicinity of the show's set.

Wildfires have also forced other studios to halt production on their shows as well.

Season 2 is now in production, but news has it that filming has been halted due to the state of California wildfires.

According to Variety, both TV shows film near Santa Clarita, California.

The S.W.A.T. writers' room tweeted that filming was stopped "due to wildfires and unsafe air near our stages". Officials in nearby Ventura County have issued a mandatory evacuation of 27,000 people as the wind-driven Thomas Fire spread to the Pacific town.

The Rye Fire flared up near Newhall Ranch Road north of San Fernando Valley around 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

Richard Macklin, the spokesman for Ventura CountyCB Fire Department, admitted that it has been very hard to stop the wildfires. The employee added that the fire could be seen from the studio offices. "We're chasing the fire and trying to get ahead of it". However, a few water-dropping helicopters have already reached the scene. The HBO series garnered 22 Emmy nominations following its first season.

"Westworld", a sci-fi western drama, is in production on the second season, which is expected to premiere in 2018.

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