HBO’s $54 Million Westworld Halts Production But Will Still Get a $12 Million Tax Credit (Gimme)

Powerball winner Evan Rachel Wood.

HBO's $54 million–budget show Westworld is taking a breather from nothing (that's right, the show hasn't even aired yet) to allow executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy to "finish four final scripts." (Heard that one before.) Though the show is taking a break, that won't endanger the $12 million in tax credits it will receive from California. As Deadline reports, "CFC regulations say that as long as Westworld filmed at least 1-day in California within 180 days of being approved for the lucrative tax credits this summer it will still get the incentives when the season finishes." Rumor is things will start back up in mid-February, when the EPs will have to put down their piña coladas and hop back on their jet to reality. The series is about a futuristic theme park, based on a 1973 Michael Crichton film of the same name. The cast includes Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, and about 12 million others.