HBO will temporarily halt production on “Westworld” Season 4 after learning that an unnamed member of the production team has tested positive for COVID-19, Deadline reported. The shutdown will last for two days, assuming no other cases turn up in the meantime. The show had begun filming earlier this summer, so the crew was deep in the midst of the production process when the news came in.
Aside from “Westworld,” there have been other shows and films that have been forced to take unplanned breaks in production due to new COVID-19 cases, including another HBO production, the hotly anticipated “Game of Thrones” spin-off “House of the Dragon.” Elsewhere in the industry, “Bridgerton” and “American Horror Story” have ground to a stop as a result of positive COVID-19 tests.
“Westworld” Season 4 is set to feature Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Harris, and Thandie Newton, as well as “Breaking Bad” veteran Aaron Paul and the MCU’s King of Asgard, Tessa Thompson.