“Westworld” froze all motor functions today, when one of two units filming Season 2 of the hit series temporarily interrupted production due to what HBO called a “medical emergency.” An actor who plays a recurring character suffered an unspecified injury off set.
Series regulars include Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, James Marsden, Jeffrey Wright and Ed Harris — so we know it wasn’t one of them, as “recurring characters” fall under another designation for TV show performers.
Two units were shooting and only one was suspended due to the injury, a source close to production tells 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,” 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.”
A source close to production tells TMZ the actor was a male member of the cast who “fell and hit his head at home” and sustained a “serious” injury.
The series led this year’s Emmys with 22 nominations including Outstanding Drama Series. However, it only picked up four, including Outstanding Special Visual Effects, Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series, Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour).
“Westworld” Season 2 is set to debut next spring, but no official premiere date has been announced.