Halo is set in the 26th Century, where humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant are at war, told primarily through the eyes of Master Chief. Halo will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future.
The deal concludes a lengthy search from the network after Rupert Wyatt departed the project back in early December last year.
Otto Bathurst (who directed Robin Hood and his television credits include Black Mirror and Peaky Blinders) will be directing multiple episodes of the first season, which will apparently consist of nine episodes now rather than the ten given in its initial series order. The reason behind this according to Deadline’s source is that the showrunner and the writers arrived at nine episodes after mapping out the season and breaking the stories out, which to be honest I’m more happy with the idea of the creative team keeping the story tight rather than dragging it out more than it needs to.
Kyle Killen will serve as Showrunner/Executive producer on the series. Also serving as executive producers are Scott Pennington, Amblin TV’s Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank.
Production for Halo is set to take place later in the year.