Finally, The Halo TV Series Is Actually Happening

If you've been yearning for more Master Chief, it looks like this is your time. 

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Remember when we all thought a Halo TV series was coming back in 2013? It may have taken five more years to come to fruition, but it's finally happening. Thanks to Showtime, an official Halo series is planned for production in 2019, with Awake's Kyle Killen service as executive producer, writer, and show runner. Rise of the Planet of the Apes' director Rupert Wyatt has been tapped to act as multiple episodes' executive producer.

The scripted drama will span 10 hour-long episodes for its first season, and according to Showtime, 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." But that's not all. More marketing jargon states that "Halo will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future."

The show's being produced by Showtime in conjunction with Microsoft and 343 Industries, as well as Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television. Unfortunately, we only really know about the prospective details of the creations so far. We don't know anything about potential stars or other storylines beyond what's apparently being planned for the first season just yet. Once we have those details, however, we'll happily share them.

We're just massively excited about one thing right now, and that's the fact that the Halo TV series is actually happening. Let's keep our fingers crossed that this deal doesn't end up falling through or something crazy like that.

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Fueled by horror, rainbow-sugar-pixel-rushes, and video games, Brittany is a Senior Editor at Shacknews who thrives on surrealism and ultraviolence. Follow her on Twitter @MolotovCupcake and check out her portfolio for more. Like a fabulous shooter once said, get psyched!

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    June 28, 2018 1:55 PM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Finally, The Halo TV Series Is Actually Happening

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      June 28, 2018 2:00 PM

      About 10 years too late?

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      June 28, 2018 2:56 PM

      Well, it can’t be worse than the dreary as shit movie they did.

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      June 28, 2018 3:23 PM

      I liked both =(

      Forward unto Dawn was fun and it was interesting to see a the universe from a non Master Chief perspective.

      Nightfall was alright but the last game I played was Halo 2 so I didn’t know exactly where the story fit or who the characters were.

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      June 28, 2018 3:48 PM

      Ooooh, nice! Cautiously optimistic about this.