Over four years in development, Halo, a television series based on the eponymous game franchise, has been officially commissioned for production by Showtime. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cable channel has announced plans to movie a ten-episode action-drama, with Kyle Killen ("Awakening") as executive producer, writer and showrunner. Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) has been appointed as director and executive producer of several episodes. The production of the series is scheduled to begin in early 2019.
"Halo is an incredibly ambitious project, and we will do our best to reward all those who believed and waited for its release all these years," he said in a statement by Showtime executive David Nevins. – There have been very few really good sci-fi projects in the history of television. Kyle Killen's screenplay is provocative, ambitious and gripping; Rupert Wyatt is a wonderful world-making director; Their vision of Halo will enchant video game fans and will surely draw the “uninitiated” into a world of multifaceted characters that inhabit this unique universe. ”
Recall that the TV series Halo was first talked about in 2014. As of this writing, 77 million copies of Halo franchise games have been sold for $ 5 billion worldwide at the time of writing. Showtime will be set in the same universe that launched in 2001.
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