Showtime Announces Live-Action Halo Series, Airs Early 2019

Showtime has announced that the Halo universe is getting the small-screen treatment once more, with Showtime partnering with Amblin Television to produce a scripted drama spanning 10 episodes that will air through Stan early next year.

In a release to media this morning, Stan and Xbox announced that Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) would direct a number of episodes, while Kyle Killen would serve as showrunner, writer and executive producer.

“In its adaptation for SHOWTIME, Halo (working title) 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,” the release said.

Not much more is known about the series, other than its tentative airing date of “early 2019”. It’s being distributed globally by CBS Studios International — an arm of the same CBS Studios that just bought Channel 10 — but it’ll be available through Stan for Australian users, which is nice.


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