The mission to get Showtime’s Halo TV show made is as epic a quest as anything seen in the Halo video games. After Showtime formally announced it was ordering the project to series in the summer of 2018, the series is slowly inching closer and closer to becoming a reality.
First, it was announced that Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt would helm multiple episodes, while Kyle Killen (Awake) served as showrunner. Then Wyatt dropped out before production got underway, citing scheduling issues. In his place, Showtime announced in February that Black Mirror alum Otto Bathurst would step in as director and executive producer of the series.
Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the project has added a co-showrunner. Steve Kane (The Last Ship) will reportedly work with Killen to bring the show to life. While Killen is believed to be spearheading writing and producing the series in the United States, it’s believed Kane will spend a fair amount of the production on-set in Budapest, where Halo will film.
At this point, casting and a start date for production have not been announced. However, we do know some things about the Halo series. Most importantly–for fans of the video game franchise, anyway–Master Chief will be a key figure in the series. However, it’s yet to be revealed if viewers will ever see his face.
In the games, Chief is never seen without his helmet, leaving his true identity a mystery. When asked last August, Showtime’s president of programming Gary Levine told GameSpot, “It is a key question and an important part of our series is all I’ll say.”
There is no premiere date set for Showtime’s Halo series.