TV-Series ’Halo’ Showrunner Quits After First Season

(Last Updated On: June 28, 2021)

Courtesy of Xbox Game Studios

The Halo TV Series on Paramount Plus has lost its showrunner.

TV-Series Halo, based on a popular video game, is currently underway in production in Budapest. It’s reported that Steven Kane and Kyle Killen will exit after the first run.  Killen departed the project at the start as he was unable to fulfil his duties as showrunner. Kane then replaced Killen as the lead showrunner. Kane is leaving after the end of the first season, mentioning that he wants to return to the U.S for personal reasons.

It’s likely that a second season is on the way for the show due to major popularity, a milestone for the gaming community and has become a high-profile investment for ViacomCBS. The series has been in development for some time, when it’s been announced since June 2018 and the showrunners came into the project late 2019, before the COVID and pandemic shutdown. Paramount Plus took over the move from Showtime in February 2021. Paul Schreiber takes the lead as Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 with Natascha McElhone, Jen Taylor,  Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Bentley Kalu, Natasha Culzac, Kate Kennedy, Danny Sapani, Olive Gray and Charlie Murphy. Taylor will reprise her AI-role as Cortana from the games.

 The series will be produced both by Showtime and 343 Industries together with Amblin Television with Steven Spielberg, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey as executive producers.  For One Big Picture, Otto Bathurst and Toby Leslie will executive produce. Bathurst is also directing multiple episodes. The first season contains 9 episodes and the premiere are planned for 2022 on Paramount Plus.

Source: Variety.com

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