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'Halo' Showtime Series, Based on Game, Coming Soon in Live Action

'Halo' Showtime Series, Based on Game, Coming Soon in Live Action
A character from the video game "HALO 4" poses for photographs during the E3 gaming conference on June 5, 2012, in Los Angeles, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 28 June 2018 05:53 PM

Popular video game “Halo” will become a Showtime series sometime after 2019, featuring live action drama in a scripted format, the TV channel announced Thursday. 

Showtime picked up a 10-episode season based on the iconic video game and production is planned to start in 2019, USA Today reported. No premiere date or casting details are available yet.

Showtime’s description of the series says it "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,” USA Today reported. "'Halo' will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure, and a richly imagined vision of the future."

Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and Microsoft/343 Industries will produce the series with Showtime, USA Today reported. Rupert Wyatt (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”) will direct and executive produce, and Kyle Killen (“Awake”) will be writer and showrunner as well as executive producer with Wyatt, Entertainment Weekly reported.

"'Halo' is our most ambitious series ever, and we expect audiences who have been anticipating it for years to be thoroughly rewarded," Showtime President and CEO David Nevins said, EW reported. The show has reportedly been under consideration at the network for the past five years. 

Nevins also said Killen and Wyatt’s “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,” EW reported. 

The video game series has sold more than 77 million copies since 2001 and has $5 billion in sales.

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