In some news that’s likely to put a smile on the face of gamers across the globe, Showtime has given the A-OK for a live-action Halo series.
Currently just titled Halo, the order has been put in for a ten-episode first season to be based around the monumental Xbox franchise. Awake’s Kyle Killen is on board as writer, showrunner, and executive producer, while Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ Rupert Wyatt has signed on to direct several episodes and also executive produce.
The official word on all of this reads:
Reinventing how people think about video games, Halo has grown into a global entertainment phenomenon. The franchise has sold more than 77 million copies worldwide and has grossed more than $5 billion in sales.
In the Showtime adaptation, 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 threat known as the Covenant. Halo will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure, and a richly imagined vision of the future.
At this stage, production on Hola is expected to commence early next year. As ever, expect more on all of this as we get it.