Halo Live-Action TV Series Is A “Go” For Showtime, First Details Revealed
It is hard to believe that the long-anticipated live-action Halo TV series has been sitting in Showtime’s closet for 4 years now, though it likely feels like longer for fans of the iconic Bungie franchise. Thankfully, the premium cable company has finally decided to do something with the show, as it has been announced today that Showtime has put an order in for 10 episodes of the live-action drama series.
Showtime announced today that Kyle Killen (Awake) will serve as the executive producer, writer and showrunner for the series, with Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) set to direct multiple episodes of the series and serve as another executive producer. “Halo is our most ambitious series ever, and we expect audiences who have been anticipating it for years to be thoroughly rewarded,” Showtime CEO David Nevins told Hollywood Reporter.
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 10 episode live-action series is set to be co-produced by both Showtime and Microsoft/343 Industries under Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, with production set to begin early next year. The series will dramatize “an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant,” per Showtime. “Halo will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future.”
So, thoughts on the upcoming Halo live-action TV series? Are you more excited for this, Amazon’s Lord of The Rings, or Netflix’s The Witcher? Let us know in the comments seciton below, and as always, stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers for all the latest gaming and entertainment news! Don’t forget to follow DFTG on Twitter for our 24/7 news feed!
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