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Halo TV Series (Finally) Ordered By Showtime

Halo TV Series (Finally) Ordered By Showtime”

Gas up your Warthog, charge your energy sword and prepare for battle because Showtime is officially bringing the HALO video game franchise to TV!

Killen might strike fans as an unexpected choice for the project, as his prior credits were more in the realm of high-concept character dramas like "Lone Star" and "Awake".

When the series was announced in 2013, Spielberg was set to executive produce.

Halo, which is now the working title, will be based on the Xbox video game franchise.

If you're feeling a bit of déjà vu, well Showtime ordered a Halo TV series back in 2014.

In the Showtime adaptation, Halo 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. "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".

"Halo is our most ambitious series ever, and we expect audiences who have been anticipating it for years to be thoroughly rewarded", said Showtime president David Nevins in a statement. "Halo will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future". Beyond his feature work, Wyatt's own television experience includes directing the pilots for "The Exorcist" and "Turn: Washington's Spies".

It'll start shooting in early 2019, and the goal is to make an ambitious SF series at a scale not unlike Amazon's absurdly expensive Lord Of The Rings series. Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt has been tapped to direct a handful of episodes and he's also executive producing.



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