Microsoft, 343 Industries, Amblin Television and Showtime have announced that a live-action TV series based on Halo has been picked up for a 10-episode season.
Back in 2013, Microsoft announced that a live-action series was in the works with Steven Spielberg as executive producer but now the show has been the go ahead.
“Halo is our most ambitious series ever, and we expect audiences who have been anticipating it for years to be thoroughly rewarded,” said Nevins. “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.”
Each episode will be an hour-long, Kyle Killen (Awake) will be the show’s executive producer, writer and showrunner along Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) as executive producer and director of multiple episodes.
The series is also executive produced by Scott Pennington, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank for Amblin Television. The show will be distributed globally by CBS Studios International.
“This is a truly exciting moment for the Halo franchise,” stated Kiki Wolfkill, head of Halo Transmedia at 343 Industries. “Together with our creative and production partners at SHOWTIME and Amblin Television, the Halo television series will represent new and exciting way for fans to enter and engage with the Halo universe. We can’t wait to share more on what’s ahead.”
The Halo live-action series goes into production in early 2019, no release date has been announced.
Source: Xbox Wire