The second season of the HBO drama was discontinued when a 200-acre fire broke out near the filming region.
Southern California wildfires that erupted on Tuesday morning are beginning to affect film and television production in the area.
Shooting in HBO's big budget drama Westworld – shooting in Santa Clarita near where a 200-acre fire broke out – was temporarily suspended due to flames fueled by winds from Santa Ana, the cable network has confirmed.
"Due to nearby wildfires, Westworld stopped production today and will resume filming as soon as it is safe," the network said in a statement. The Warner Bros. series created by Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan is currently in production in its second season.
In addition, the production on CBS drama SWAT has also been temporarily halted due to fires. "The production of @swatcbs has been suspended during the day due to forest fires and unsafe air near our stages," read a tweet from S. W.A.T. writers account. "The safety of the cast and crew come first, Prayers to all those affected by these fires." The message was then retweeted by an actress in the series, Stephanie Sigman. "Everyone is safe," he added.
The production of @swatcbs was suspended during the day due to forest fires and unsafe air near our stages. The safety of the cast and crew come first. Prayers to all those affected by these fires.
– SWATWritersRoom (@SWATWritersRoom) December 5, 2017
It was initially reported that the fire, which is called the rye fire, had about five acres but quickly grew to 200 acres. It went on around 10 a.m. Tuesday morning near Newhall Ranch Road, just north of the San Fernando Valley. As a result, Highway 5 closed, impacting traffic on major roads.