Rupert Wyatt is no longer working on Halo, the TV series based on the iconic Xbox sci-fi shooting games. The Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes director had been attached to executive produce and direct on the show, but a scheduling conflict has gotten in the way.
Showtime, the network behind the series, shared this statement from their programming president Gary Levine:
“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.”
Rupert Wyatt himself said this:
“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.”
The Halo TV series, which has Awake‘s Kyle Killen as its showrunner, is now searching for a new director. We’ll let you know as we hear more.