Master Chief is ready for duty!
Honestly, it’s shocking but great to know that Showtime has announced an order for a 10-episode season of the live-action drama Halo (working title). The new series will surely reinvent how people perceive the video game as it has earned more than 77 million copies worldwide and has grossed more than $5 billion in sales. The working title will be based on the award-winning and record-shattering Xbox franchise. Kyle Killen will serve as writer, showrunner, and executive producer, with Rupert Wyatt, set to direct multiple episodes as well as executive producer.
Fans of the famed franchise thought it will get a live-action adaptation would be presented on the big screen, but given the patterns of shows like Arrow, The Flash, The Gifted, and multiple others there’s no doubt Halo will fit perfectly on TV. The Showtime adaptation will take place during the events of 2001’s release that showcased an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant.
Halo will delve deep into various personal stories with action, adventure, and a richly imagined vision of the future.
“‘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 CEO, 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.”
Halo will be produced by Showtime in association with Microsoft/343 Industries, along with Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Television. Alongside with Killen and Wyatt, Scott Pennington will also serve as executive producer. On Amblin Television side, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank will also serve as executive producers. CBS Studios International will be the series’ global distributor.
Halo the series will begin production, in early 2019.