Live-Action Halo Series Switches from Showtime to Paramount +
Just a few months after resuming production of the live-action project under development gloriole The series is shifting gears as ViacomCBS is moving it from the original Showtime network to the recently renamed streaming service Paramount +, according to Deadline.
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“It delivers the visceral excitement of playing the game along with a much deeper emotional experience around the Spartans, people whose humanity has been chemically and genetically altered“David Nevins, Chief Creative Officer, CBS & Chairman and CEO of Showtime Networks, said in a statement.”The story is about reclaiming what makes it human, and that’s why it’s a very powerful story. We were looking for signature shows beyond the Star Trek franchise at CBS All Access and pondered what a defining series might be for Paramount +. gloriole Always the bill, but when we saw it we had a feeling it would work.”
In the series adaptation gloriole will take place in the universe that first emerged in 2001, dramatizing an epic conflict between humanity and an extraterrestrial threat known as the covenant in the 26th century. gloriole will interweave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future.
Pablo Schreiber (13 hours, American gods, Orange is the new black) will play Master Chief, the legendary Spartan super soldier and mankind’s last hope against the alien alliance. He is joined by Natasha McElhone (Calibration) as Dr. Catherine Halsey and Cortana, Bokeem Woodbine (Overlord) as Soren-066, Shabana Azmi (Fire) as Admiral Margaret Parangosky, Bentley Kalu (Avangers: Age of Ultron) as Spartan Vannak-134, Natasha Culzac (The witcher) as Spartan Riz-028 and Kate Kennedy (catastrophe) as Spartan Kai-125.
Otto Bathurst (Robin Hood, Peaky Blinders, Black mirror) will be Showtime’s adaptation of the gloriole Series. Based on the award-winning and record breaking Xbox franchise, the season will feature 10 episodes of showrunner and executive producer Kyle Killen (awakening) and becomes Pablo Schreiber (American gods) as the famous Master Chief.
gloriole is produced by Showtime in association with Microsoft / 343 Industries along with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television. Scott Pennington will serve as Executive Producer for Amblin Television alongside Killen and Wyatt, along with Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. The series is distributed worldwide by CBS Studios International.
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Reinventing the way people think about video games gloriole and has become a global entertainment phenomenon. The franchise has sold more than 77 million copies worldwide and had revenues of more than $ 5 billion. The series is scheduled to premiere in the first quarter of 2022.