– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Not too long ago, filmmaker Rupert Wyatt stepped away from the Halo TV project over at Showtime. This was kind of a step back for the project, which has been trying to make its way onto any screen for well over a decade now. Personally, I was convinced this would lead to this series never coming to fruition, but it looks like Showtime was able to find a replacement within a relatively short timespan.

According to TheWrap, filmmaker Otto Bathurst will be taking over as both executive producer and director of the Halo TV show. He will be directing multiple episodes of the show for the network. Additionally, it was revealed that the number of episodes for the season has been reduced from 10 to nine and will hit production later this year.

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Bathurst isn’t a household name, but you may recognize his recent work on the Robin Hood reboot, which starred Taron Edgerton. Sadly, I wish I could say this is good news, but that film didn’t click with critics or audiences upon its release, so I’m not really sure this bodes well for the project. That being said, I think a lot of hate also had to do with no one really wanting another Robin Hood story, so I’m at least open to seeing what he has to offer.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.