While the Halo TV series is still on track to production at Showtime, director and EP Rupert Wyatt has exited the project following scheduling conflicts.
Earlier this year, Showtime had announced that the network would be developing a new TV series based on the acclaimed Halo series, though in one of the latest developments surrounding the series, the TV show’s director and executive producer, Rupert Wyatt, has now left the project.
According to Deadline, scheduling changes for the production of the upcoming Halo TV series have resulted in Rupert Wyatt, the director and executive producer of the series, to exit the project as the delay created a conflict for Wyatt to be involved with the project.
Showtime’s president of programming, Gary Levine, explained in a statement that while the TV series adaptation of Halo is “evolving beautifully,” he stated that “the production demands of this series are enormous.” While Wyatt will no longer be involved with the project, Levine said that he thanks Wyatt for “all he has brought to the project.”
Wyatt explained in a statement that “it’s with great disappointment that changes to the production schedule of Halo prevent me from continuing in my role asa director on the series.” However, he added that his time on the project has been “a creatively rich and rewarding experience,” and that he joins the rest of the fans around the world that are “excited to see the finished series and wishing everyone involved the very best.”
Earlier this year, Showtime had announced that it had greenlit the long-gestating production of a Halo live-action TV series and stated that the series was expected to begin production in early 2019. However, with the recent development of Wyatt’s exit and production delays, that timeline could have shifted further back into next year or beyond, potentially.