Fans are freaking out a little bit after news got out that production of the next season of HBO’s Westworld was halted after one of the actors was seriously injured. HBO hasn’t revealed who the injured actor is but did say they play a recurring character, not a main character. A statement from the network also said that another unit of filming is continuing on despite the halt on the other unit.
“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 statement read. “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.”
Season 2 of the hit show is scheduled to start airing this spring. There’s no word yet whether this pause in production will force the planned premiere date to change.
Meanwhile, on Twitter, fans are upset about not knowing who the injured actor is, and they’re on a quest to find out.
i get wanting to respect the injured westworld cast member's privacy but also i'm gonna get an ulcer worrying over who it is until they say
— adrian👑💙 (@adrianicsea) November 2, 2017
Can we just have a prayer circle that Anthony Hopkins isn’t the Westworld star who is injured. Please 🙏🙏🙏
— Mischa Lecter (@SuaLeonessa) November 3, 2017
— 🌊LovesDogs🐕PeopleOK🎄 (@NMdoglover) November 3, 2017
Whoever it is, and however much we’d like to know, we’ll happily respect their privacy until (and if) they decide to tell us what happened. We just hope they get well soon.