HBO’s Greatest Show Gets Tragic News After California Fires Burn Wild

David Hookstead | Reporter

The set of HBO’s hit show “Westworld” has been destroyed as wildfires rage on in California.

The Hollywood Reporter reported the following:

The historic Western Town at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, California, that recently served as a filming location to Westworld, has burned down due to the Woolsey wildfire. The fire has grown to over 14,000 acres since it started yesterday, and is now threatening Malibu.

The HBO drama had used the set to shoot its Main Street scenes. In addition, the church that is featured in Westworld was actually built on the ranch. “Paramount Ranch was one of the locations used during seasons one and two of Westworld, in addition to the primary location at Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita,” said an HBO rep in a statement. “Westworld is not currently in production, and as the area has been evacuated, we do not yet know the extent of the damage to any structures remaining there. Most importantly, our thoughts go out to all those affected by these horrible fires.”

This is not a good news at all. Obviously, the set of a show getting destroyed is nothing compared to the massive destruction to life and homes. It’s just an absolute disaster in California right now.

I really wonder how much this will impact the production of the third season, especially because the area has been evacuated. There’s no eyes on the damage yet, but you can probably bet a lot of money the damage will be extensive and horrible.

 

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Obviously, you just hope everybody is okay and HBO is able to rebuild. Not knowing the damage yet, I’m going to guess season three is going to be pushed back. It was already anticipated to not be ready until possibly early 2020, and now you can bet the bank it won’t be released sooner than initially thought. (RELATED: HBO Hands Out Massive Raises To Stars Of One Of Its Biggest Hits. Here’s How Much They’ll Make)

My guess would be 2019 is now completely off the table, and early 2020 might also no longer be a viable option.

 

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Let’s just hope everything is going to be okay, and that this whole thing gets under control sooner than later.

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