The Halo franchise is finally coming to television, with Showtime ordering a live-action adaption of the Xbox franchise.

According to IGN, Kyle Killen will serve as executive producer, writer, and showrunner with Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt serving as executive producer. The series will begin production in 2019 with 10 hour-long episodes and “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. Halo will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future.”

“Halo is our most ambitious series ever, and we expect audiences who have been anticipating it for years to be thoroughly rewarded,”said David Nevins, President and CEO of Showtime Networks. “In the history of television, there simply has never been enough great science fiction. Kyle Killen’s scripts are thrilling, expansive and provocative, Rupert Wyatt is a wonderful, world-building director, and their vision of Halo will enthrall fans of the game while also drawing the uninitiated into a world of complex characters that populate this unique universe.”

343 Industries will aid in the production along with Steven Spielberg’s Television. The series will be distributed globally by CBS Studios International.

This isn’t the first time the Halo franchise has been featured in a live-action setting with episodic web series Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn debuting back in 2012 and Halo: Nightfall back in 2014.

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