There’s going to be someone new at the helm of Showtime’s Halo television adaptation, because Director and Executive Producer Rupert Wyatt is handing over the wheel to, hopefully, a more suitable person, with the time and passion to see this massive undertaking through.
The decision to leave seems to stem from an unfortunate scheduling conflict, and Wyatt, for all intents and purposes, seems perfectly amicable, though rueful, as he announces his departure from the project.
“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 said. “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’s president of programming, Gary Levine, echoed Wyatt’s sentiments as he explained, “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.”
While there hasn’t been any news about who’s filling Wyatt’s shoes, we’re led to believe that production is still making steady progress, with principal photography set to commence in Budapest, Hungary come June 2019.