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​Showtime Finally Confirms 10 Episode 'Halo' TV Series

​Showtime Finally Confirms 10 Episode 'Halo' TV Series

The Halo TV show was first mooted in 2013, and finally network Showtime has ordered a ten episode adaptation of the classic game.

Microsoft Game Studios
Microsoft Game Studios

The season will consist of hour-long episodes, and it is set to be created by Steven Spielberg's production company, Amblin Television.

Kyle Killen, creator of Awake, will be executive producer, writer and showrunner. Rupert Wyatt (director of Rise of the Planet of the Apes) will also be an executive producer as well as directing a number of episodes.

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Showtime president and CEO David Nevins said: "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."

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Instead, the episode will focus on a less heroic member of the Pillar of Autumn crew as they try to survive the crash onto Halo.

It might not be what fans were hoping for, but at least we'll be getting a fresh new perspective of the fictional universe we all know and love.

Kiki Wolfkill, boss at 343 Industries Halo Transmedia, said on Halowaypoint: "As we think about what it means to bring videogame franchises to movie or TV - the biggest challenge can often be finding the right balance between moments fans have already experienced and moments that have yet to be experienced through a different medium, perspective, or creative lens.

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Credit: 343 Industries
Credit: 343 Industries

"We are excited to navigate these creative waters to bring you something that is both respectful of what you already know and love, but also new and surprising.

"I love the Halo universe - its characters, stories, and stakes. I also love that it's a place where we can invite other creative voices in to help us express it in different ways and to give our fans and players a chance to engage with our worlds differently.

"It's a journey that we're excited to take with you, our fans, and this new creative team. We're already in the pre-production phase and we plan to go into full production in 2019 so hang on... this is going to be an awesome ride!"

Featured Image Credit: Microsoft Game Studios

Topics: Halo, Entertainment, TV and Film, 343 Industries, Microsoft

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Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.