A reboot of ABC’s show of the same name, TBS’ ‘Wipeout’ is a reality television series that features participants competing in different challenges that test their athleticism, willpower, and presence of mind. Each game in the show has three rounds that include grueling obstacle courses that test the decision-making and strategy of the contestants. The intense action and effort that participants put in every episode is a treat to watch. Some of the viewers may wonder where all this action is filmed. If you are curious about the same, we have got you covered.
Wipeout Filming Locations
‘Wipeout’ is filmed entirely in the western U.S state of California. It is an economic powerhouse and boasts a significant global influence in numerous fields, including film and television production. Over the last few decades, Greater Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay areas have established themselves as the centers of the global entertainment industry and technological excellence, respectively. The shooting for the reality television series is mostly done in two cities in the state, so without any more speculation, let’s learn more about them.
Santa Clarita, California
The principal shooting for the show is done in Santa Clarita, California. The filming takes place at the Sable Ranch, located at 25933 Sand Canyon Road, and very few people know that the Santa Clarita farm is a sought-after filming site. Several television shows and movies that are filmed at the location include the sci-fi drama series, ‘Firefly,’ the western drama, ‘Bret Maverick,’ the action-adventure series, ‘V,’ the drama film, ‘Welcome to Paradise,’ and the horror thriller ‘The Butcher.’ ‘Interestingly, it is also a shooting site for ABC’s ‘Wipeout.’
Unfortunately, during the filming of one of the episodes, a contestant passed away due to coronary artery blockages, and his death was later ruled as natural. Before his passing, the 38-year-old was on an obstacle course over a water hazard. In an official statement, the spokesperson of Endemol Shine North America, the show’s production company, said, ”We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and our thoughts are with them at this time.” The production of ‘Wipeout’ therefore halted for a week and reportedly resumed after the Thanksgiving 2020.
Los Angeles, California
The filming for the show is also done in Los Angeles, California. Since the production took place in late 2020, amid the coronavirus wreaking havoc around the world, the shooting was completed under strict COVID-norms with proper testing and PPE kits to ensure that everyone involved in the production process was safe.
Film production around the world was affected, and Los Angeles was no exception as it saw a 38% decline in its television shoot days in 2020. However, despite being one of the worst coronavirus-affected cities in America, the City of Angels remained a popular shooting destination.
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