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After its first announcement, the Halo TV show has been in limbo for five years. Now, Showtime has ordered ten episodes, so it’s finally happening.

Steven Spielberg’s production company, Amblin Television, is producing the series. Kyle Killen is executive producer, writer, and showrunner, and Rupert Wyatt, of Rise of the Planet of the Apes fame, will also executive produce and direct a number of episodes.

Showtime CEO David Nevins issued a statement to Xbox Wire:

“Halo is our most ambitious series ever, and we expect audiences who have been anticipating it for years to be thoroughly rewarded. 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.”

Kiki Wolfkill, at 343 Industries, said:

“This is a truly exciting moment for the Halo franchise. Together with our creative and production partners at SHOWTIME and Amblin Television, the Halo television series will represent new and exciting way for fans to enter and engage with the Halo universe. We can’t wait to share more on what’s ahead.”

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