While talk of a Halo movie has been bouncing around the industry for close to a decade, the live-action TV series that was announced back in 2013 might finally be seeing the light of day.
Announced via Xbox Wire, Showtime have announced they’ve ordered ten episodes for the first season of the show. Kyle Killen, the creator of the Awake television series is set to serve as executive producer, writer and showrunner. Rupert Wyatt, the director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, is signed on to direct multiple episodes.
“Halo is our most ambitious series ever,” Showtime CEO David Nevins said. “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.”
There’s no mention of Steven Spielberg in the announcement, which makes for an interesting omission considering he’d been touted as an important member of the creative team.
While this is all good news, it’ll still be a little while before we can sit back and watch Master Chief kicking covenant ass on the small screen. The Halo series isn’t scheduled to actually enter production until early 2019.
With Sonic The Hedgehog getting a movie and Halo knocking out a TV show, could this be a proper push to combine video game stories and film/tv stories? Only time will tell.