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Showtime Gives Series Order to Halo Adaptation

June 28, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Showtime has announced that they have given a series order to a live-action adaptation of Microsoft Halo video game series. The company announced that Kyle Killen (Awake) will write the series and serve as showrunner, with Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) directing several episodes. The first season will be ten episodes and will begin production in early 2019.

The series 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.

David Nevins, President and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc., said in the announcement, “Halo is our most ambitious series ever, and we expect audiences who have been anticipating it for years to be thoroughly rewarded. 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.”