Kyle Killen Will Executive Produce And Serve As Showrunner On New Series; Rupert Wyatt To Direct Multiple Episodes And Executive Produce
Halo, the award-winning and record-shattering series of video games, is bringing its universe to Showtime. The network has ordered a 10-episode season of the live-action, scripted drama Halo (working title), based on the hallowed Xbox® franchise, with Kyle Killen (Awake) serving as executive producer, writer and showrunner. Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) will direct multiple episodes and also executive produce the hour-long series. Produced by Showtime in association with Microsoft/343 Industries, along with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television, Halo will begin production in early 2019.
Halo reinvented how people think about video games and has grown into a global entertainment phenomenon, having sold more than 77 million copies worldwide and grossing more than $5 billion in sales. In its adaptation for Showtime, 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.
Halo will be executive produced by Killen, Wyatt and Scott Pennington, along with Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank for Amblin Television. The series will be distributed globally by CBS Studios International.
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