Showtime is making a Halo TV series
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The last time somebody tried to adapt the game franchise Halo into a TV show, the result was the mediocre digital series Halo: Nightfall. But now Showtime is giving the franchise the prestige pay-cable treatment, greenlighting a new TV series based on the game. Network president and CEO David Nevins is calling it our most ambitious series ever.
The network has ordered a 10-episode first season for Halo, with Awake creator Kyle Killen serving as showrunner. Filmmaker Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the recent Exorcist TV series) is scheduled to direct several episodes of the series, which is expected to begin production in early 2019. Plot details are thin, with the press release simply stating that the show will be…