It's finally happening!
A scripted TV drama series based on Microsoft’s massive Halo video game franchise has officially been greenlit for 10 episodes over at Showtime. It will center on 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. It is described as the network's most ambitious series to date.
Kyle Killen will serve as executive producer, writer and showrunner, while Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes director Rupert Wyatt will helm multiple episodes and executive produce.
"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," said network president and CEO David Nevins in a statement.
Since launching on the original Xbox back in 2001, Halo has sold more than 77-Million copies worldwide and grossed more than $5-Billion in sales. Production on the television series begins in 2019 from Microsoft/343 Industries, along with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television.
What do you think, Infinite Earths fans?
Are you excited to finally see the Halo TV show moving forward?
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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