‘Halo’ Television Series Officially Set to Launch on Showtime

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Showtime recently announced that it has ordered a 10-episode series about the award-winning video game franchise Halo. The upcoming adapted-for-television scripted version of Halo will debut as a live-action drama series.

Kyle Killen from Awake will be serving as the executive producer, showrunner, and lead writer. Rupert Wyatt of Rise of the Planet of the Apes is set to direct and executive produce several hour-long episodes of the upcoming series. CBS Studios International will distribute the show globally.

Showtime will be producing the series alongside Microsoft’s 343 Industries and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television.

The working title for the upcoming series is HALO and it is scheduled to begin production in early 2019. Development for the series began in 2014.

HALO is set to take place in the same universe as the franchise’s first installment, which consists of a 26th-century conflict between mankind and an alien invasionary force known as the Covenant. The video game will be adapted into an adventurous tale of personal stories that are interjected by action.

The Halo franchise stands as Microsoft’s best-selling video game series, which has exceeded more than 10 individual games, comic books, and adapted novels. The series has grossed more than $5 billion in sales since the release of Halo: Combat Evolved in 2001.

No premiere date has been announced.

More: SHOWTIME, Amblin Television and 343 Industries Bring Halo to Television
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