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Halo TV Series Officially Confirmed; Production to start in early 2019

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Yep! You read that correctly! After five years of development hell, the live-action Halo TV series will be finally moving forward!

Spartans Assemble!

Earlier today, Showtime ordered a 10-episode season of the epic video game franchise, Halo. Simply titled Halo (working title), the hour-long episodes will focus on the war between humanity and and an alien race known as the Covenant. Kyle Killen, who is known as the creator and showrunner of television series Awake and Lone Star, will serve as executive producer, writer, and showrunner. Meanwhile, Rupert Wyatt, director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, will executive produce and direct various episodes of the show. Amblin Television’s Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank will work alongside Wyatt and Killen to produce as well. Production is set to begin early 2019.

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It was announced back in 2013 that 343 Industries and Steven Spielberg would be teaming up to create the Halo TV series. Over the years, 343 Industries and Showtime have repeated assured fans not to worry, and confirmed that they were indeed still working towards bringing the series to fruition. “Halo is our most ambitious series ever, and we expect audiences who have been anticipating it for years to be thoroughly rewarded,” said David Nevins, Showtime’s President and CEO. “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.”