After spending years in development hell, a live-action Halo series is finally on the horizon. However, the show is in need of a new captain (or two). Variety is reporting that Steven Kane and Kyle Killen have chosen to exit their roles as co-showrunners.
Killen had been with the series since its 10-episode first season was picked up in mid-2018. He actually left Halo right before production started over a year ago, believing he couldn’t commit to full-time showrunning duties while the show was filming in Budapest. Despite his exit, Kane remained onboard as the show’s primary creative voice and will continue to fill this role as Halo enters post-production. However, he won’t return in the event of a second season renewal.
Halo was originally set up at Showtime with Killen acting as the only showrunner (Kane came aboard in 2019). But after reviewing footage from the series earlier this year, ViacomCBS executives decided to move it over to Paramount+. Pablo Schreiber is headlining the show as the original video games’ iconic protagonist, Master Chief. He leads a cast that includes Natascha McElhone as Dr. Catherine Halsey, Danny Sapani as Captain Jacob Keyes, and Olive Gray as his daughter, Miranda Keyes. Jen Taylor is also reprising her role as the voice of Cortana.
Paramount+ will debut Halo’s first season sometime in early 2022.
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