Westworld: Zahn McClarnon Injured, HBO Pauses Season 2 Production

Posted by November 3, 2017 Comment

HBO has confirmed that it has temporarily suspended production on the second season of Westworld after Zahn McClarnon (Fargo, Longmire) was hospitalized for an off-set injury. According to TMZ, the Season 2 recurring actor fell and hit his head at home. He was rushed to the hospital, where he was admitted into ICU care with brain trauma.

HBO confirmed that it was McClarnon in a statement released Friday afternoon:

“Actor Zahn McClarnon was hospitalized Wednesday night after sustaining an injury at home. He is on the mend and looking forward to getting back to work. ‘Westworld’ will resume filming on both units next week.”

Initial reports surfaced on Thursday when the cable network first announced that production on Season 2 was temporarily suspended due to a cast injury, but the name of that cast member was not released. At that time, HBO had released this statement:

“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. 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.”

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McClarnon’s filmography  also includes roles in AMC’s The Son as Toshaway; as well as in Netflix’s Longmire, which is set to debut its final season later this month. Other television credits include his role as Hanzee Dent in the second season of FX’s Fargo; SundanceTV series The Red Road; and a guest appearance on NBC’s Timeless.

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(Last Updated November 3, 2017 4:57 pm )

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