Production on Season 4 of “Snowpiercer” has been halted after temperatures on the outside set in British Columbia, Canada, skyrocketed, Deadline reports. At the time of writing, up to 14 people working on the set, including cast and crew, have been taken to nearby hospitals by ambulance.
Temperatures in British Columbia, like much of the Northern Hemisphere, have reached worryingly dangerous levels this summer, and on Thursday the heat on the set of “Snowpiercer” reached over 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Matters were made worse by the show’s wardrobe, which included heavy winter coats due to the fact that “Snowpiercer” is set on a frozen version of Earth. A spokesman for the show’s producer, Tomorrow Studios, claimed that refrigerated tents for the cast and crew, as well as medical staff, were on site. In a statement, the spokesman said: “As a precaution, production of Snowpiercer was halted early yesterday and suspended for today due to extreme heat on site. The health and well-being of the show’s performers and crew remain our top priority.”
Of course, the production stop due to an extreme heat event is a tragically ironic turn of events for “Snowpiercer”. The show’s premise is that aerosols were injected into the atmosphere in an attempt to reverse global warming, but the plan backfired, sending the planet into a new ice age. A more symbolic twist of fate is hardly possible for this show.