'Westworld' Filming Temporarily Stopped Because Of A Medical Emergency

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Filming on the second season of Westworld has reportedly been put on hold after a member of the show's cast had a medical emergency in an incident occurring off the set.  While the identity of the actor is unknown at this stage, HBO has released a statement confirming that they do play an important part in the second season of the show.

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Relayed by the Hollywood Reporter, a statement from the network reads:

"Due to a medical emergency involving a performer in a recurring role on season two 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 TMZ reports, the individual is thought to be a man who suffered a head injury at his home but this information has not been officially confirmed. 

Filming of the second chapter kicked off in July and was set to wrap up by the start of next year to be aired later the same year. It is not known at this stage whether the initial release date of spring 2018 will be pushed back or not.