Published: Sat, November 10, 2018

Paramount Ranch Western Town, filming location for 'Westworld,' burns in Woolsey Fire

Paramount Ranch Western Town, filming location for 'Westworld,' burns in Woolsey Fire

Paramount Ranch was purchased by Paramount Pictures in 1927 and the old western town was to be used as a "movie ranch". "We do not have any details or photos, but it is our understanding that the structures have burned", the park service explained. That Westworld set is the same one that's used for HBO's upcoming Deadwood movie, which is now filming. "Strange" director Scott Derrickson and the historic Paramount Ranch where shows like HBO's "Westworld" and "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" were filmed.

The official Twitter account of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area shared a photo of the structures as they looked before the fire, with the message, "We are sorry to share the news that the #WoolseyFire has burned Western Town at #ParamountRanch in Agoura".

As Evan Rachel Wood explained on Twitter, "Westworld" uses the set to shoot scenes for Escalante.

Homes have been destroyed and thousands of others are threatened in the growing wildfire, which started near the Los Angeles/Ventura county border Thursday and continued to burn toward the ocean Friday. By Friday morning, it had spread to 14,000 acres.


Western Town specifically was built for TV productions in the 1950s and was used for such westerns as "The Cisco Kid" and "Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre".

In a statement released via ET, HBO addressed the fire problem: 'Paramount Ranch was one of the locations that were used during seasons 1 and 2 of Westworld, in addition to the main location at Melody Ranch, Santa Clarita. Most importantly, our thoughts go out to all of those affected by these disgusting fires'.

The deadly wildfire has already destroyed several thousand buildings and engulfed several thousand acres, displacing almost 30,000 people, according to California authorities.

He also tweeted resources for horse owners to have their animals evacuated from the Southern California blaze, and called Milano's report that her family and horses had been evacuated "good news".

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