Production on the second season of the critically-acclaimed HBO series Westworld has been partially suspended, TheWrap reports. According to an outlet, one of the recurring actors sustained an unspecified injury off set.
TMZ got a bit deeper into the matter and has reported that a male cast member fell and hit his head at home, sustaining a “serious” injury.
HBO issued the following statement to TheWrap:
“Due to a medical emergency involving a performer in a recurring role on season 2 of Westworld, filming on one of the two units has been temporarily suspended. 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.”
As mentioned above, only one of two units was suspended, so we don’t expect this to have much of an effect on the overall production itself. However, depending on the actor in question, and the severity of the injury, it may affect the fate of the character or some other aspect of the series.
Westworld premiered on HBO in October of 2016, and went on to pin down 22 Emmy nominations. Many saw this series as a worthy successor to Game of Thrones in terms of high quality cable television.
Westworld Season 2 is set to return to HBO in spring of 2018.