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Halo TV Show Lands The Director Of One Of Black Mirror’s Most Shocking Episodes

The Halo TV show has been in the works for a very long time, and it suffered a setback recently when director Rupert Wyatt (Planet of the Apes) dropped out due to scheduling issues. Now, his replacement has been found, and it’s another big name in the TV and movie business.

Otto Bathurst, who directed Black Mirror’s horrifying first episode, “The National Anthem,” has been tapped to direct and executively produce the new Halo TV show. After Black Mirror, Bathurst went on to work on Peaky Blinders and later 2018’s Robin Hood movie.

The Halo TV show will air on Showtime, whose parent company, CBS, also owns GameSpot. The last we heard from network president of programming Gary Levine was that the Halo show is “evolving beautifully with rich characters, compelling stories, and powerful scripts.”

Showtime said previously that Halo is the network’s “most ambitious series ever,” and that’s notable given Showtime is behind some massive productions such as Homeland, Shameless, Billions, and more recently the Jim Carrey show Kidding.

The Halo TV show will feature Master Chief in some capacity, but it remains to be seen if he is the lead, or what other characters might join him. Kyle Killen (Awake) will serve as writer, showrunner, and executive producer.

Showtime has ordered 10 hour-long episodes of Halo for its first season. The Halo show was originally announced back in 2013 with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television set to produce, which it still is.

The next Halo video game, meanwhile, is Halo Infinite. The game is in development for Xbox One and PC. According to a recent report, it will be a launch title for a new Xbox console coming out in 2020.