Former “The Last Ship,” “Alias,” “NCIS” and “The Closer” producer Steven Kane will serve alongside Kyle Killen (“Lone Star”) as co-showrunners on the long-gestating live-action TV series adaptation of the video game franchise “Halo” for Showtime.
The decision for a second showrunner came from the already locked in Killen who wants to focus on the big-budget project’s U.S.-based production elements. At the same time a partner spends much of the year in Budapest during physical production of the show about an epic 26th century conflict between humanity and the alien threat known as the Covenant.
Killen is expected to also be on set but not full time. Showtime has called the ten-episode project its “most ambitious series ever”. Filmmaker Rupert Wyatt (“Captive State”) was attached at one point but departed with Otto Bathurst (“Robin Hood”) taking over.
Showtime, Microsoft/343 Industries and Amblin Television will produce the series which hasn’t set a production date as yet. The game franchise has sold more than 77 million copies worldwide.
Source: The Live Feed