HBO has opted to shut down production on it’s highly anticipated show ‘Westworld’ so the writers can catch up.
The anticipated drama, based on the 1973 film of the same name, is taking a break to allow writers/exec producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy time to catch up on the remaining four scripts of the series’ freshman order.
“As we head into the final phase of production on Westworld, we’ve made the decision to take a brief hiatus in order to get ahead of the writing,” HBO said Sunday in a statement.
HBO executives remain confident that the show, which counts J.J. Abrams among its exec producers, is set to premiere this year. Production was scheduled to wrap in November. The series will resume production in March, sources say.