The Halo live-action TV sequence is a go at Showtime. The community has ordered 10 hourlong episodes, which can start manufacturing in 2019. The sequence comes from Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt, Awake creator Kyle Killen, and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. Wyatt is about to direct a number of episodes of the sequence whereas Killen will act as showrunner.
The sequence takes place throughout “an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant,” weaving “deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future,” in accordance to a press release by the community. It was additionally revealed by Showtime throughout the Television Critics Association summer time tour (through TV Line) that Master Chief will seem within the sequence. It’s unclear if he is the primary character or will simply make a couple of appearances alongside the best way.
“Halo is our most bold sequence ever, and we count on audiences who’ve been anticipating it for years to be completely rewarded,” mentioned David Nevins, President and CEO Showtime Networks, in an earlier press launch. “In the historical past of tv, there merely has by no means been sufficient nice science fiction. Kyle Killen’s scripts are thrilling, expansive and provocative, Rupert Wyatt is an excellent, world-building director, and their imaginative and prescient of Halo will enthrall followers of the sport whereas additionally drawing the uninitiated right into a world of advanced characters that populate this distinctive universe.”
Microsoft first introduced at E3 2013 that they’d reached a take care of Spielberg and Showtime to supply a sequence primarily based on the legendary sport franchise. Since then, updates on the standing of that sequence had been few and much between till now.
This is not the primary time Halo has been up for the live-action remedy, both. You can also recall that Peter Jackson and Neill Blomkamp additionally tried to get a Halo film off the bottom, however a inventive struggle between a number of studios ended the mission earlier than it may actually start. Elements of Blomkamp’s Halo mission could be seen in a number of of his motion pictures, such because the African setting in District 9 and the ring-shaped area station in Elysium.
Ridley Scott produced a poorly obtained net sequence known as Halo: Nightfall starring Luke Cage’s Mike Colter again in 2014. Hopefully, Showtime’s sequence fares a lot better.
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