The Plan to Bring Halo to TV Has Finally Commenced!
After years of uncertainty concerning the Halo TV series, Showtime has just announced that a 10-episode series is coming to their network. This is in a partnership with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television. Production is currently set to being some time in 2019.
Director Rupert Wyatt will be taking on the role of executive producer, and will direct “multiple episodes.” As for who will be taking on the daring role of Showrunner. Long time television writer, Kyle Killien, will serve as Showrunner for the project, as well as the roles of both writer and fellow executive producer.
343 Industries, Kiki Wolfkill, has described the series as:
“an epic new story experience set in the Halo Universe.”
She further went on to bring praise to the people brought on board the project:
“We are thrilled to have experienced showrunner Kyle Killen (Lone Star) and blockbuster director Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) on board, both of whom bring their own flavor of vision, intelligence, and voice to Halo. We couldn’t have asked for a stronger or more passionate team to collaborate with.”
To Succeed or Not to Succeed
The show was originally announced back in 2013, with confirmed involvement from Steven Spielberg. Little was revealed afterwards, with rumors begging to circulate over the years that it would be available on Showtime. But this hasn’t been the only live action Halo series to grace the world. The 5-part promotional series, Forward Unto Dawn, was released with proper production decisions and showed a good example of how a Halo TV series could succeed. However, the most recent live action series Halo: Nightfall was met with mixed reviews from fans. Feeling more like a try-hard effort to produce an Alien clone set in the Halo universe.
With the involvement of Steven Spielberg, and the talent of two great men in the world of cinema. The Halo TV series has high hopes of success on Showtime. Details of the plot remain shrouded in mystery and no characters or casts have been announced at this time.
What are your thoughts on these details. Do you think this plan could fall through, or could this be Showtimes next big hit? Let us know in the comments.