Newswire: HBO temporarily shuts down production on Lewis And Clark miniseries

Much like President Thomas Jefferson would have done if the original expedition had turned into a complicated headache with a bunch of creative and logistical issues, HBO has announced that it is “temporarily pausing production” on its upcoming Lewis And Clark miniseries. That comes from Deadline, which says production has been “a rough shoot so far,” with internal issues and “weather-related factors” forcing HBO to make “two major behind-the scenes changes.”

Those changes probably won’t impact the average TV watcher much, though: Director John Curran and director of photography Rob Hardy have both left Lewis And Clark (whether it was their idea or not, however, remains unknown). Now HBO is scrambling to replace them, hence suspending production. Stars Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts are still on board, as are executive producers Tom Hanks, Edward Norton, and Brad Pitt. Oh, sure, directors are important, but most people are happy as …

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