Showtime’s ‘Halo’ Series Loses Rupert Wyatt As Director & Producer

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Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) has exited Showtime’s upcoming Halo television series based on the popular video game franchise from Bungie.

Wyatt released an official statement citing scheduling conflicts as the reason for his exit due to a delay in the series’ production:

“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. 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.”

Showtime president of programming Gary Levine also released a statement commenting on Wyatt’s exit while also explaining the cause in delay for the upcoming series:

“Showtime’s adaptation of ‘Halo’ is evolving beautifully with rich characters, compelling stories and powerful scripts. 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.”

The Halo series is set to begin production some time in June 2019 in Budapest, with Kyle Killen serving as the executive producer, writer and showrunner. Halo was ordered to series last summer at the premium cabler with 10-episode order adapting the video game. Wyatt was attached to serve as executive producer and director multiple episodes of the series.

In addition to Killen, Scott Pennington is also serving as executive producer alongside Amblin’s TV’s Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. The live-action Halo series is an Amblin Television, Showtime, and Microsoft/343 Industries production.

The official description for the Halo series describes it as an “epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant.” Showtime teased a “richly imagined” future featuring deeply drawn personal stories” in the series.

Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the live-action Halo series from Showtime as we learn it.

Source: TheWrap

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

News Editor, Film/TV Reporter at Heroic Hollywood.