It’s been many years since Halo was first announced to get a live-action TV series, but the project has finally been greenlit.
Xbox Wire has revealed Showtime has ordered a 10-episode season of Halo, which is the show’s current working title. Production will begin in early 2019, with Kyle Killen, creator of NBC’s police procedural Awake, set to act as the series’ executive producer, writer, and showrunner. Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt will direct several episodes, with others also expected to lend their filming talents to the hour-long series.
While the plot of the series hasn’t been unveiled yet, Showtime president David Nevins teased it will be quality 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,” he said.
The concept of a Halo TV show was first proposed in 2013, with only a few small but empty updates on the progress of it since then. As revealed in the initial announcement for the series, 343 Industries and Amblin Television will produce, with global distribution under CBS Studios International.
As for the game franchise, 343 Industries and Microsoft revealed during this year’s E3 that Halo Infinite is currently in development. While the game is just as mysterious as the upcoming TV series, the developer did tease it has been created with the studio’s new Slipspace Engine.
Source: Xbox Wire