It may have had a setback last month with the departure of executive producer Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), but 343 Industries has announced during its final community update of 2018 that work on the live-action Showtime TV series is moving ahead at “a very rapid pace.”
“It’s been a year of momentum and energy and a few roadbumps along the way but we are ending the year on the Halo TV series happily exhausted,” said 343’s Kiki Wolfkill. “Not unlike game development, it has been a very rapid pace over the last few months of script refinement, concepting, and practical prototyping (but unlike game development, much of this is physical prototyping which is a whole other thrill)! There have been short flights, long flights (ask Frank about his unobtainium flight status), skype calls, and working sessions all of which have left us excited to come back in January and continue to build our foundation for this show. In the meantime, we’re knee-deep in director conversations and will share deets when we’re back! Happy Halo Holiday vibes to you all!”
While plot details are being kept under wraps, Showtime has described the ten-episode Halo series as “an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant.” We’ll keep you posted as more details and information becomes available.