“Westworld” Season 2 filming is temporarily suspended after a cast member’s medical emergency
Westworld Season 2 is taking a break from some of its filming for a scary-sounding reason: A recurring performer is dealing with an off-set “medical emergency.” We don’t know many details, but HBO confirmed Westworld‘s temporary production hiatus on one of the show’s two filming units.
“The cast member was not on set when this occurred, and out of respect for the performer’s privacy, we have no additional details to share, other than that everyone at Westworld sincerely hopes for a quick recovery, HBO said in a statement to Deadline.
Season 2 of the popular series started production back in July and is set to debut sometime in 2018. So far, we haven’t heard anything about this temporary suspension interfering with those plans.
But here’s what we do know about Westworld Season 2.
From the few hints the show’s cast and crew have dropped, we’ve gathered that we’ll be meeting at least three new cast members (played by Betty Gabriel, Gustaf Skarsgard, and Fares Fares) and will likely get a look at another world beyond the Western park that haunted our dreams in Season 1. And that’s about it, because this show is so mysterious.
The fan-favorite series will have a lot to live up to in its sophomore season.
Season 1 nabbed 22 Emmy nominations and won 5 Creative Arts awards. And according to star Evan Rachel Wood, they’re really going for it this time around. Wood said Season 2 will be more “ambitious” and more about “chaos,” whereas Season 1 focused on the idea of “control.”
We can’t wait to see what the hosts and Westworld visitors have in store for us. But first, and more importantly, we’re hoping whoever was affected in this incident gets well soon.