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Halo TV show begins production, expected in 2021

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Halo Infinite (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • The Halo show just began production.
  • The "Halo on Showtime" tweeted out this milestone.
  • New cast members were also announced.
  • The show is expected to premiere in 2021.

Today, the "Halo on Showtime" Twitter account said that the series was about to begin production. It's unclear if this means that the cast was assembled for the pilot, or that casting was complete. In a press release Windows Central received, Microsoft said the following.

This morning, Showtime and 343 Industries announced production on the Halo TV series is set to begin, with the cast coming together for the announcement on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The show is set to be released in 2021... Showtime announced new additions to the show's cast, with Danny Sapani, Olive Gray, and Charlie Murphy joining the show. Sapani will play war hero and caring father Captain Jacob Keyes, with Gray playing his daughter, Dr. Miranda Keyes, a... Commander dedicated to understanding the technology, language, and culture of the Covenant. Murphy will play Makee, an orphaned human who was raised by the Covenant and shares their contempt for humanity.

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It seems like the show will tell the story of the discovery of the first Halo ring. However, only time will tell. The cast is absolutely stellar, and we can't wait to learn more in the coming weeks and months. Are you excited for the show? Let us know.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

  • Omg.... How long do I have to wait!?! Did they do the TV show yet? Or is this it? Seems like it is taking forever if it is. Also, why announce it so soon?
  • This show is dead as Windows Mobile. They will continue delaying until they say its canceled.
  • Why yiu say that? Halo is a massive name even if the game this gen has not been as big. Look at star trek people said this was dead yet worked well on Netflix and now amazon are doing one. Not alot of space stuff on TV anymore so definitely room in the market for it.
  • Here's hoping it's not as tripe as their last TV effort.