We’ve been hearing rumors of Westworld filming for season 2 starting up soon for a while now, with locations reports trickling in and Evan Rachel Wood teasing fans with a shot of her corset training. Now, a report from a California local tells us that filming starts tomorrow at a site familiar to fans of the show!
WestworldWatchers reader Jeanne stopped by to let us know that Westworld filming is scheduled for tomorrow, June 22nd, on the set found in Santa Clarita’s Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio. Since the ranch is surrounded by homes, the company is obligated to post notices of filming, and this week, “Delos, Inc” signs were posted around the neighborhood, confirming the shooting tomorrow during the daytime hours on the ranch’s town set.
Melody Ranch is a site with a long history in the movie business, dating back to 1915. The ranch, found about 30 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, contains an array of buildings that have appeared in recent films such as Django Unchained and The Magnificent Seven, and the TV series Deadwood. The set includes Westworld‘s saloon frequented by Maeve and her girls, and the main street of the little town of Sweetwater, home of the spectacular gunfight featured in the first episode (and in new form later, with help from Maeve!).
Given that it is Sweetwater’s main thoroughfare and the arrival point for new guests, there’s a huge variety of possibilities for filming tomorrow. But what matters is that filming is beginning, and the show is most certainly returning to the Westworld that we know and love!