Production for the fourth and final season of TNT's Snowpiercer was put on pause Thursday due to "extreme heat," with temperatures in the mid-90s.
While filming on an outdoor set in southwest British Columbia, multiple members of the show's background cast and crew experienced heat exhaustion, resulting in as many as 14 people being sent to the hospital via ambulances, Deadline reports.
Snowpiercer takes place in a post-apocalyptic world in that has become a frozen wasteland. As a result, the actors were wearing heavy winter clothes, likely leading to an increase in heat-related illness.
A spokesperson for Tomorrow Studios, which produces the series for TNT, said in a statement, "Out of an abundance of caution, production of Snowpiercer wrapped early yesterday and was suspended for today due to extreme heat on location. The health and well-being of show cast and crew remains top priority."
The spokesperson also said that while shooting on Thursday, cooling tents were available to cast and crew and everyone working was told at the start of the day to inform production if they felt overheated. Medical personnel were also present on set.
Production on Snowpiercer Season 4 is expected to conclude next week, marking the end of the series. There has not yet been an official announcement regarding when the new season will premiere, but TNT's official website lists the fourth season as "coming soon."
Snowpiercer is available to stream on Prime Video.
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TOPICS: Snowpiercer, TNT, Climate Change