We’ve been covering the Halo TV Series throughout development and despite a few hiccups, the show has been filming in Budapest since last year (with some COVID-related setbacks as you might imagine).
The latest update, as reported by Deadline, is that the series will be moving from Showtime to Paramount+ (though Showtime will continue to produce). The show will be one of the premiere shows on the streaming service, and will debut in the 1st quarter of 2022. In short, ViacomCBS simply wanted a show to highlight Paramount+ as all other aspects of production remain the same.
“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,” David Nevins, Chief Creative Officer, CBS & Chairman and CEO, Showtime Networks, said about the series. “The story is about reclaiming what makes them human, and therefore it’s a very powerful story.”
Steven Spielberg, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey executive produce for Amblin Television alongside Steven Kane, director Otto Bathurst and Toby Leslie for One Big Picture and Kyle Killen and Scott Pennington for Chapter Eleven. Kiki Wolfkill, Frank O’Connor and Bonnie Ross serve as executive producers for 343 Industries.
Nothing is changing in development so we continue to be as excited as ever by what’s being developed. It’s been a long time coming!