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Utah landscapes return in second season of HBO series 'Westworld'

HBO’s Westworld returned for its second season and so did Utah landscape featured in the series. (Photo: Utah Film Commission)

(KUTV) -- HBO’s Westworld returned for its second season and so did Utah landscape featured in the series.

The 10-episode sci-fi-western series returned to film in Utah in 2017, spending an estimated $1 million in state, the Utah Film Commission reported.

Monument Valley and Dead Horse Point were depicted in season one, while Lake Powell and Coral Pink Sand Dunes were highlighted in season two.

"Returning to Utah for season two allowed us to extend our scope of the theme park. Season one built the initial ‘western world’ environment but season two took us deeper and to the farthest reaches of the Delos empire. Southern Utah provided us with a variety of stunning natural landscapes all within 45 minutes of each other. It was almost as if we were on a 'Mother Nature's Greatest Hits' road trip," said Westworld Location Manager, Mandi Dillin, in a press release. "The majestic beauty was endless and included the traditional red rock landscape to the spooky and surreal. The Utah Film Commission was instrumental in connecting the production with local experts who assisted us in finding accessible but off the beaten path properties where we can continue our world building.”

The series follows a long tradition of iconic westerns shot in southern Utah's.

Westworld's all-star cast includes Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins and Golden Globe winner Ed Harris, as well as Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton and James Marsden,

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