The upcoming Halo TV show produced by Steven Spielberg was originally going to be directed by Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt. However, at the end of 2018 he dropped out due to scheduling issues, with Black Mirror director Otto Bathurst taking over. Now, Wyatt has shared even more insight into his exit from the show.Speaking to Collider, Wyatt said he had to leave the Halo TV show because changes to the production schedule conflicted with his other commitments. He said that in his role as a director, he wasn't with the project from day one, and as such, he wasn't in control of the factors that ultimately led to the production becoming extended. Had he been the showrunner, he said he might have been able to stay aboard, he said.However, with the decision to extend the production by "months if not years," Wyatt had to step away to do other things. Overall, the version of the Halo TV show that exists today "wasn't within the framework" for what Wyatt originally signed … [Read more...] about Original Halo TV Show Director Explains Why He Left The Series
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The Halo TV show, which has been in development for a very long time, hit a bit of speedbump at the end of 2018 when director Rupert Wyatt (Planet of the Apes) dropped out. Microsoft has now confirmed it is is "knee-deep" in conversations with potential replacements.Kiki Wolfkill, the head of Transmedia efforts at 343, said in a blog post that 2018 was a "year of momentum and energy" for the Halo TV show, and this included "a few roadbumps." In better news, the project continues to move ahead, and work is being done on the scripts and even prototyping of physical props. As for who may replace Wyatt in the director's chair, Wolfkill said more details will be shared in the time ahead.It sounds like the Halo TV show is still in the very early stages, however, as Wolfkill said she and colleague Frank O'Connor (Halo franchise director) are still building the "foundation" of the series. Whatever the case, Halo fans eager to know the project hasn't been abandoned or forgotten have some good … [Read more...] about Here’s How The Halo TV Show Is Shaping Up Right Now
Recommend a TV show to anyone nowadays and you’ll no doubt be greeted with looks of despair and guilt and shouts of ‘there’s too much good TV’ and ‘I can’t get through it all’. It’s a nice problem to have, but it’s true that with the golden age of television our viewing schedules have become A LOT busier. It’s almost become a full time job trying to keep up. I certainly wouldn’t like to admit the excellent TV shows I’ve missed this year (*cough* Killing Eve, Bodyguard... *cough*), but it’s not just about the best TV around. Obviously, we love talking about that too, but we also want to know what TV show you binged the most this year, whether it was one of the best, or a little-known series that took you by surprise. The GR team has done the same below, revealing the series they watched the most, from big water cooler TV blockbusters to guilty pleasure viewing. Who knows, maybe you’ll discover the new … [Read more...] about What TV shows did you binge the most this year?
As new companies and new streaming platforms enter the competitive TV space, there’s an overwhelming amount of episodic storytelling happening every day. To help sort through it all, we’ve put together a list of the best new TV shows that premiered in 2018, from breakout hits like Killing Eve and Barry to shows you may have missed, including Joe Pera Talks With You and The Terror. No matter what kind of show you’re looking for — comedy, drama, something in between — we’ve got you covered. A Very English Scandal In a landscape in which news about the very nature of news is king, A Very English Scandal is particularly potent. The series takes a scandal from 1970s Britain and, while not quite rehabilitating its subjects, sheds some new light on them in lieu of the ridicule the case garnered when it first broke. When Jeremy Thorpe (played here by Hugh Grant) was accused of the attempted murder Norman Scott (Ben Whishaw), a scandal erupted not just from … [Read more...] about The best new TV shows of 2018
Hulu isn't playing around in February. The streaming service is adding a long list of movies and TV shows to its ever-expanding library, including the premiere of the original drama limited series The Looming Tower.The series is set before the September 11 attacks and follows the rivalry between the CIA and the FBI as the threat rises. The series stars Jeff Daniels, Peter Sarsgaard, Wrenn Schmidt, and Tahar Rahim. The show will contain 10 episodes, which will premiere weekly beginning February 28.In the realm of movies, classics like Sin City, A Fish Called Wanda, and The Cutting Edge all arrived on February 1. Other films being added to the service are Mystic Pizza, Manhunter, The Hurt Locker, and Red Dawn.On the TV front, the complete collections of Parenthood and One Tree Hill will become available to stream. They'll be joined by new seasons of Broad City, Archer, Brockmire, and The Long Road Home.You can take a look at everything Hulu is adding below. For a complete look at new … [Read more...] about New To Hulu For February: The Looming Tower, Sin City, Archer, More Movies And TV Shows