Halo, a well loved in a video game, is getting a TV show adaptation for Showtime.
Kyle Killen services as executive producer and showrunner for the series while Rupert Wyatt will direct multiple episodes of the show as well as executive-produce.
Halo changed the way people think of video games and as an entertainment phenomenon, and sold 77 million copies worldwide, making the developers more than $5 billion dollars gross in sales revenue.
The Adaptation for Showtime
The adaptation will take place in the universe that first came to be in 2001. Showtime will bring to life the epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant. Halo will combine deep personal stories, with action and adventure, along with an imaginative environment.
Killen is known for his work as showrunner of the TV series Lone Star and Mind Games, as Wyatt worked on Rise of the Planet of the Apes, as well as The Exorcist, and The Gambler.
In a statement put out by David Nevins, President and CEO, Showtime Networks Inc., he expressed:
“HALO is our most ambitious series ever, and we expect audiences who have been anticipating it for years to be thoroughly rewarded. 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.”
While there isn’t much information about this adaptation, we do know that the order was for 10 episodes.
We’ll keep you posted on the new Halo series as it develops.
Source – SpoilerTV