"Paramount Ranch was one of the locations used during seasons one and two of Westworld, in addition to the primary location at Melody Ranch in Santa Clarita", HBO said in a statement. This area's an active part of the whole incident and we can't access it'. Most importantly, our thoughts go out to all of those affected by these terrible fires'. "We do not have any details or photos, but it is our understanding that the structures have burned", the park service explained.
Established by Paramount Pictures in 1927, the ranch hosted such productions as TV's Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Weeds, The Mentalist, Quickdraw and HBO's Great Depression-set mystery drama Carnivàle.
As Evan Rachel Wood explained on Twitter, "Westworld" uses the set to shoot scenes for Escalante. So sad for the history lost. She also noted that the sets that burned weren't the ones representing Dolores' hometown of Sweetwater.
L.A. -based photojournalist John Schreiber also posted photos of the site on Twitter. Malibu has been evacuated, and the Paramount Ranch, which is located in the nearby Santa Monica Mountains and is a national park that's open to the public, was also caught in the fire's path.
Paramount Ranch was purchased by the titular studio in the late 1920s and served as foreign locales for directors and actors like Cecil B. Demille, Bob Hope, and Gary Cooper, according to the official website.