An accident on the set of Ridley Scott’s Gladiator sequel left several members of the crew injured, a Paramount spokesperson confirmed Friday. The studio characterized the injuries as non-life-threatening and no details of the accident were available.
“The security teams and full medical services on the scene were able to act quickly to ensure that those affected received immediate care,” said a Paramount spokesperson. “They are all in stable condition and are still receiving treatment. The well-being of the cast and crew is of the utmost importance to us, and we have strict health and safety procedures in place for all of our productions.”
Variety first reported the news of the accident, which occurred during filming in Morocco. Six people were treated, four of whom remained in hospital.
“We will continue to monitor the situation and take all necessary precautions as we resume production,” the statement continued.
The Gladiator sequel follows Scott’s 2000 epic, which won Russell Crowe an Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of Maximus Decimus Meridius, a general who is sold into slavery and becomes a gladiator.
The new episode will star Paul Mescal, who is expected to play Lucius, the son of Connie Nielsen’s character Lucilla. Nielsen returns, with cast members including Denzel Washington Pedro Pascal and Joseph Quinn.
Paramount has dated the project as November 22, 2024.