This is such sad news for all the Westworld fans! Apparently, the set used as Westworld’s Sweetwater has been destroyed by the wildfire in California!
As you may be aware, the iconic area in the show had also been used in Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.
Unfortunately, as a result of the Woolsey fire, the set has burned down at Paramount Ranch.
Earlier today, the official Twitter account for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area, announced the news.
‘We are so sorry to share that the #WoolseyFire has burned Western Town at #ParamountRanch in Agoura. We don’t have details or photos, but it’s our understanding that the structures have all burned. This area’s an active part of the whole incident and we can’t access it.’
Just a few minutes after, journalist John Schreiber shared some shots of the destroyed place.
Alongside the pics, the man wrote: ‘Sad for the fans of Westworld and shows like Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman as the Paramount Ranch western town set has burned to the ground in the Woolsey Fire.’
Sad for fans of @WestworldHBO and shows like Dr Quinn Medicine Woman, the Paramount Ranch western town movie set has burned to the ground in the Woolsey Fire @CBSLA #westworld #Woolseyfire pic.twitter.com/DhZWaGbr6g
— John Schreiber (@johnschreiber) November 9, 2018
While the show has taken quite a different direction in the season two finale and it is still unclear if they were planning to shoot there in season three, the set is still iconic, and it’s a pity what happened!
Westworld has also had scenes shot at Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita, and other locations, including Utah as well.
Aaron Paul talked to ET not too long ago, revealing that the upcoming season would not start its shooting before March or even April!
However, depending on how the story would progress, it’s not out of the question that the set being burned down could further delay the production.
In a statement released via ET, HBO addressed the fire problem: ‘Paramount Ranch was one of the locations that were used during seasons 1 and 2 of Westworld, in addition to the main location at Melody Ranch, Santa Clarita. Westworld isn’t currently in production, and as the area’s been evacuated, we don’t know the extent of the damage to any structures remaining there yet. Most importantly, our thoughts go out to all of those affected by these horrible fires.’