This better be good or I may use a sticky detonator….
Microsoft gaming phenomenon Halo finally has a live action TV series to be produced by Showtime in association with Microsoft/343 Industries, and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television.
The 10 part series Halo (working title), sees Kyle Killen (Awake) serving as executive producer, writer and showrunner. Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) will direct multiple episodes.
Halo has previously been the subject of a live-action film, web-series, digital feature and an unfinished Peter Jackson film.
In its latest adaptation Halo will take place in the universe that first came to be in 2001, dramatising 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.
“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 enthral fans of the game while also drawing the uninitiated into a world of complex characters that populate this unique universe.”
Set to air in Australia on Stan, production will begin in 2019.