Halo: The Television Series
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Halo: The Television Series is an upcoming live-action television series for Showtime, set to air in 2020. The series will be available to users with the Halo Channel application for Xbox One and Windows 8.1. It will be distributed globally by CBS Studios International. Other streaming services that will air the show include Stan.
Announced in 2013, the show was in in development hell for five years. By April of 2014, it was reported as "still in the deal-making phase as the service has been going through the growing pains of establishing a business template for original content." The series was stated to have connections with Halo 5: Guardians and Ridley Scott's Halo: Nightfall during this time.
Originally, acclaimed filmmaker Steven Spielberg had been confirmed as the show's executive producer. Microsoft's president of entertainment and digital media, Nancy Tellem, said they will take the time necessary to produce the shows and Microsoft Studios corporate vice president Phil Spencer said the show will not be 'filler'. According to Latino Review, Neill Blomkamp, originally slated to direct the Halo film, is apparently set to direct the series. Latino Review reports that it heard the news from "trusted sources".
The series was originally set to air in 2019, but has been pushed back to 2020. Kyle Killen is the executive producer, showrunner, and writer of the series. Rupert Wyatt was announced direct multiple episodes and also serve as executive producer. The writers will work with the 343 story team as to keep the show within the Halo canon.
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- Variety: 'Halo' Series at Showtime Loses Director Rupert Wyatt
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