Former Showtime Halo TV Series Director Reveals Why He Left
It was revealed earlier this year that Black Mirror’s Otto Bathurst would be taking over the helm for the upcoming Showtime Halo TV series. However, former director Rupert Wyatt has officially spoken about his departure from the show, and it appears to have been for a very good reason.
Speaking with Collider, Wyatt touched on why things didn’t work out for him and the Halo TV series. “I got involved, I knew very little about Halo—same as I knew very little about Planet of the Apes when I got involved—and I kind of steeped myself in the mythology and began to realize how much incredible literature there was and the depth of the storytelling, and it all stacked up for me,” he said.
“There was an incredible foundation for the storytelling, so it was gangbusters,” Wyatt continued. “I was super excited. In short, I think if I had come at it from an earlier perspective from the building of it then perhaps it would have gone differently, but as a director of a TV show it’s quite hard to sort of become a creative architect of a show. I think in a way I was never gonna be that, and that’s fine because there are really many talented people involved in that show who are doing that job.”
He then went on to mention how the timing wasn’t right for him. “We were still kind of working on that, but it ultimately wasn’t under my watch to be able to find that alignment,” Wyatt said. “So there was a choice made by Showtime which was essentially to push things, and if I had been perhaps been the showrunner then I would have stayed on that journey for two or three years, but as a director of a finite number of episodes, there’s other things I really wanna do. So I was very sad to leave, but basically it wasn’t within the framework that I originally signed up for.”
Needless to say, fans are likely glad that someone without the probably background knowledge or time necessary to create something substantial won’t be in charge anymore. While it would have been interesting to see Wyatt’s take on the Halo TV series. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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