Loyal followers of Microsoft’s mega-popular “Halo” video game franchise have lots to cheer about after years of failed makes an attempt to adapt the Xbox sci-fi shooter right into a live-action function movie left the Master Chief in a state of limbo.
Now Paramount+ has picked up the flag and is carrying it residence to 2022 with a live-action TV series based on the military sci-fi universe of “Halo.” The upcoming present will middle across the ongoing Twenty sixth-century battle between the United Nations Space Command and the ruthless alien Covenant.
According to Deadline, ViacomCBS lately introduced plans to convey the “Halo” venture to its newly renamed Paramount+ streaming service as an alternative of Showtime. CBS Chief Creative Officer David Nevins defined that tough footage made the community rethink its choice and reposition the gung-ho space saga as a stellar providing for the Paramount+ platform.
“It delivers the visceral excitement of playing the game, along with a much deeper emotional experience around the Spartans, human beings who got their humanity chemically and genetically altered,” Nevins instructed Deadline, “The story is about reclaiming what makes them human, and therefore it’s a very powerful story.”
Directed by Otto Bathurst, Jonathan Liebesman, M. J. Bassett, Roel Reiné and Jet Wilkinson, this new “Halo” providing is penned by author/producer Kyle Killen (“Lone Star,” “Awake”)
Showtime will nonetheless head up manufacturing, in partnership with Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, aboard the venture since 2013, and “Halo” builders 343 Industries. Filming of the primary season was 55-60% completed earlier than the pandemic introduced it to a sudden halt final March.
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“We were on the hunt for signature shows beyond the Star Trek franchise on CBS All Access and were thinking, what could be a defining series for Paramount+,” Nevins said. “Halo always fit the bill, but seeing it, we felt it would work.”
“Halo” stars Pablo Schreiber as the stalwart Master Chief Spartan John-117; Natasha McElhone as Dr. Halsey, the genius creator of the imposing Spartan super soldiers; and Jen Taylor as Cortana, the most advanced AI in human history. Additional talent includes Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Natasha Culzac, Olive Gray, Yerin Ha, and Bentley Kalu.
“It may very well be a defining present for a newish service that’s received the firepower of an leisure company behind it,” Nevins noted.
“Halo” debuts on Paramount+ someday in 2022.
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