Showtime has announced that the highly anticipated Halo TV series will begin production later this year and has hired Black Mirror and Robin Hood director Otto Bathurst to direct and produce, after the series’ original director, Rupert Wyatt had to step down late last year due to scheduling conflicts.
Bathurst will helm multiple episodes and will executive produce the live-action series. While Kyle Killen, best known for his work on Awake, is serving as writer, executive producer and showrunner.
The series was announced back in May 2013 at Microsoft’s Xbox One reveal, with Steven Spielberg attached as an executive director. The first season was initially slated for 10 episodes but, after the show’s writers mapped out the season, this has now been changed to nine.
Showtime did not announce a premiere date for Halo, but that production is set to start later this year. Here's hoping that after almost six years the project can finally get underway.
More details are likely to emerge in the coming months. Details on the next game in the Halo series, Halo Infinite, are also sparse at the time being and the title does not yet have a release window. Stay tuned for more information as and when it arrives.
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