HBO has shut down production on their upcoming "Westworld" series to allow the creators to "get ahead of writing."
According to TheWrap, "Westworld's" halt in production is only temporary, as the premium cable channel explained in a statement, "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."
Based on the Michael Crichton novel, which was adapted into a 1973 film, "Westworld" follows "a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin."
HBO's "Westworld" is produced by J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot, Jerry Weintraub Productions, Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy's Kilter Films and Warner Bros. Television. The series is set to premiere later this year.