The next entry into the Halo series isn't going to be a game. Instead, the iconic sci-fi game is coming to the small screen via Showtime. According to Polygon, the series will consist of 10 hour-long episodes. Awake's Kyle Killen will have his hands full by being the writer, showrunner and executive producer.
The only piece of the timeline that we know so far is that production of the series is slated to begin sometime in early 2019. Showtime writes that Halo "will take place in the universe that first came to be in 2001, dramatizing an epic 26th century conflict between humanity and an alien thread known as the Covenant". Kiki Wolfkill from Halo Transmedia said, "The series will represent new and exciting ways for fans to enter and engage with the Halo universe".
There's no date yet on when we might see the series come out, but we'll be keeping eyes on it for sure!
SHOWTIME brings its powerful legacy of experience in building stories for premium cable and together with Amblin Television and legendary storyteller Steven Spielberg, have been gracious partners in helping put together the right creative team to bring Halo to television. 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.