It’s official, the Halo TV show that was announced years ago will finally enter production in early 2019. David Nevins president and CEO of the TV network Showtime announced today that a a 10-episode season has been ordered, with Kyle Killen (Awake) serving as a executive producer, writer and showrunner.
The Halo TV show doesn’t have an official name yet, but it has been a long time in the making. Microsoft initially announced it at the Xbox One reveal event back in 2013, and at the time it had Steven Spielberg’s name attached to it. Today’s announcement no longer mentions Spielberg, but the TV show will actually have five different executive producers, including two from Amblin Television.
“This is a truly exciting moment for the Halo franchise,” stated Kiki Wolfkill, head of Halo Transmedia at 343 Industries. “Together with our creative and production partners at SHOWTIME and Amblin Television, the Halo television series will represent new and exciting way for fans to enter and engage with the Halo universe. We can’t wait to share more on what’s ahead.”