The SHOWTIME cable network has announced that they will be bringing on a ‘Halo’ television series with 10 episodes to start.
With a number of titles and installations released since ‘Combat Evolved’ in 2001, the franchise has gained a massive amount of fanfare around the world in just under two decades.
While many know the franchise from the video games and gaming culture as a whole, multiple books, animated series’, and other forms of content have been released over the years to drive its popularity across mainstream culture.
However, the question regarding whether or not Halo would be made into a feature film or television series remained a mystery for several years, yet many expected it would happen eventually.
On June 28th, it was announced that SHOWTIME will be ordering a 10-episode season of Halo (working title), which will enter production in 2019 and be executively produced by Kyle Killen.
David Nevins, the President, and CEO of SHOWTIME mentioned how Halo is the ‘most ambitious’ series ever for the network and expects audiences to be ‘thoroughly rewarded’ for their wait.
“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.””
Although the series has been officially announced, there has been no word at the time of writing in regards to actors that may be brought on for filming, or when it will be released to the public in the future.
More information can be found on the official Xbox News website.