Westworld shut down production today when one of two units filming Season 2 of the hit HBO series temporarily halted production due to what HBO called a “medical emergency.” An actor who plays a recurring character in the show suffered an unspecified head injury off-set.
Series regulars include Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, James Marsden, Jeffrey Wright and Ed Harris, so according to The Wrap, we know it is not one of them.
Two units were shooting, and only one was suspended due to the injury, according to The Wrap.
“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,” HBO said in a statement to TheWrap. “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.”
TMZ reports, a male member of the cast “fell and hit his head at home” and sustained a “serious” injury.
According to Project Casting, Westworld casting directors held an open casting call for background acting roles, stand-ins, and possible speaking roles several weeks ago.
Westworld Season 2 is set to debut next spring, but no official premiere date has been set. HBO’s Westworld is described as “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin,” the series tells the story of a futuristic theme park called Westworld. Westworld features Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris and Rachel Evan Wood.