Showtime Announces Live-Action Halo Series, Airs Early 2019

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.


  • Really hoping this will branch off from the Master Chief saga, and focus on someone other than him.

    Maybe a different group of Spartans? Or even a Covenant or Elite action drama could be really cool.

    Cautiously optimistic.

  • Holy moly finally, wasn’t this semi announced like 5 years ago. Is this the one steven spielberg is working on? or was that a movie?

    • That was supposed to be the movie, think it fell through because the studios didn’t like the amount of creative control that Microsoft wanted.

      • But i swear i remember around february/march this year whichever thing steven spielberg was working on (i guess it makes sense to be the movie as hes clearly not mentioned here) was still happening, was there some news more recently?

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