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​Showtime's Halo TV Series Loses Director Rupert Wyatt

​Showtime's Halo TV Series Loses Director Rupert Wyatt

The highly anticipated Halo TV show, set to be aired on Showtime next year, has just lost its director, Rupert Wyatt.

Know for his work on Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Showtime announced in June that Wyatt, who was also executive producer, had been hired alongside Kyle Killen (Awake), the series' showrunner and script writer, to bring the live-action Halo to life.

At the time, Showtime announced: "Rupert Wyatt is a wonderful, world-building director, and their vision of Halo will enthral fans of the game while also drawing the uninitiated into a world of complex characters that populate this unique universe."

Rupert Wyatt will no longer bring the epic world of Halo to life. Credit: Microsoft/343 Industries
Rupert Wyatt will no longer bring the epic world of Halo to life. Credit: Microsoft/343 Industries
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But I guess that doesn't matter now. Scheduling issues have forced Wyatt to back away from Halo - a decision I can imagine was incredibly hard to make - leaving the project without a director, bringing it to a standstill.

"It's with great disappointment that changes to the production schedule of Halo prevent me from continuing in my role as a director on the series," Wyatt explained.

"My time on Halo has been a creatively rich and rewarding experience with a phenomenal team of people. I now join the legion of fans out there, excited to see the finished series and wishing everyone involved the very best."

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Showtime hasn't shared who's down to replace Wyatt as the Halo TV series' director, or how work will continue without him. But production, so far, sounds like it's headed in the right direction.

"Showtime's adaptation of Halo is evolving beautifully with rich characters, compelling stories and powerful scripts," Showtime's president of programming, Gary Levine, said.

"Obviously, the production demands of this series are enormous, and we have had to add time to the schedule in order to do it right. Sadly, this delay has created a conflict for Rupert, whom we warmly thank for all he has brought to the project."

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What do you think about this news? Who should replace Wyatt? Are you looking forward to the Halo TV show? Make sure you let us know.

Featured Image Credit: Microsoft/343 Industries

Topics: Halo, Entertainment, Series, Master Chief, Technology, TV Show

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.