On the heels of Home Of Playing cards ceasing production on their Season 6 resulting from allegations regarding Kevin Spacey, Westworld additionally introduced they’d halted manufacturing on their upcoming Season 2. Whereas particulars had been scarce as to why initially, it has now emerged that Season 2 has halted manufacturing resulting from an off-set damage involving a key actor within the sequence. Actor Zahn McClarnon, who joined the sequence this season in a recurring function, is now on the mend after what feels like a really scary incident.
TMZ stories that Westworld ceased manufacturing on Season 2 once they discovered Zahn McClarnon had fallen at his dwelling and sustained a really critical damage to his head. McClarnon was reportedly rushed to the hospital, the place he was positioned within the ICU. Whereas the state of affairs sounds very critical, has been reported that Zahn is on the highway to restoration, however nonetheless within the hospital.
Little is understood about Zahn McClarnon’s function in Westworld Season 2, however it might seem his function is substantial sufficient that manufacturing cannot proceed with out him in the intervening time. Previous to his casting, McClarnon had gained a good bit of consideration lately for his portrayal of Hanzee Dent in Season 2 of Fargo. McClarnon can be recognized for his function as Officer Mathias on the drama Longmire, and is featured within the present’s ultimate season which debuts on Netflix in a few weeks.
So far as how Zahn McClarnon’s incident will replicate the discharge of Season 2 of Westworld, we actually haven’t any method of realizing. Season 2 of the sequence was teased to be releasing in 2018, and whereas no particular date was given for launch, Season 1 started in early October. If that is the timetable HBO is capturing for, one would think about there’s loads of time for the Westworld crew to evaluate the state of affairs and work out the correct solution to transfer ahead in a method that does not have an effect on the present’s launch.
That mentioned, Westworld is a sequence that has not shied away from lacking deadlines with a purpose to get issues proper. The present shut down production previous to Season 1 to work on the story, and actor Luke Hemsworth acknowledged method again in late 2016 that Season 2 may take a while to place collectively as effectively. So whereas it could possibly be that Zahn McClarnon’s function within the present could possibly be substantial sufficient to halt manufacturing, it may be that Westworld would not need to compromise any plans or their present imaginative and prescient, and HBO is granting them the leeway to gradual issues down whereas considered one of their actors is in restoration.
As of writing, now we have no purpose to imagine Westworld is not on observe for a 2018 launch. For some spoilery particulars relating to Season 2, take a look at our “What We Know” information on the present, or one other element that has surfaced that might make for some thrilling modifications within the sequence. For extra on cannot miss fall tv, go to our fall premiere guide.