The famous Xbox exclusive Halo is finally going to get its own TV series. Showtime has announced a new series that is going to be a live-action series adaptation of the Halo game franchise (with the title of “Halo”), with Kyle Killen (Awake) acting as the executive producer, writer, and showrunner. Director Rupert Wyatt (famous for Rise of the Planet of the Apes) will be directing multiple episodes and will also executive produce of the Halo TV Series.
It is said the action drama will be featuring 10 hour long episodes in the first season. Production is most likely to begin at the beginning of 2019. Showtime stated that the adaptation of Halo “will take place in the universe that first came to be in 2001, dramatizing an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant. Halo will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future.”
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“Halo is our most ambitious series ever, and we expect audiences who have been anticipating it for years to be thoroughly rewarded,” said David Nevins, President, and the CEO of Showtime Networks. “In the history of television, there simply has never been enough great science fiction. Kyle Killen’s scripts are thrilling, expansive and provocative, Rupert Wyatt is a wonderful, world-building director, and their vision of Halo will enthrall fans of the game while also drawing the uninitiated into a world of complex characters that populate this unique universe.”
The Halo TV series is being produced by Showtime in association with Microsoft/343Industries, with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television also in the mix. The series is also going to be executive produced by Killen, Wyatt and Scott Pennington, with Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank for Amblin Television. And the series is going to be distributed globally by CBS Studios International.