Showrunner to quit Paramount + video game series after season 1 – deadline

Steve Kane, Paramount + live-action showrunner Halo series, will leave the project after the production of its first season.

The road for the television adaptation of the beloved Xbox video game franchise has been a long one with many twists and turns. Kyle Kinnen was originally defined as a co-showrunner alongside Kane when the series was picked up by Showtime in 2018. He left before production.

Planet of the Apes Director Rupert Wyatt was scheduled to helm the show, but in December 2018 he left the show due to a conflict, Showtime’s Gary Levine revealed. Months later, Showtime revealed he hired Otto Bathurst to fill the role of Wyatt. Earlier this year, Deadline exclusively learned that the series had moved to Paramount +.

Kane took the job in 2019 and was expected to be in Budapest for around seven months, but due to Covid and production delays he has spent almost two years intermittently in Hungary and is reportedly impatient. to return to LA. focus on new projects.

Produced by Showtime in partnership with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and 343 Industries, the series began production in February in Budapest and is scheduled to air in the first quarter of 2022.

Halo has reinvented the way people view video games and has become a global entertainment phenomenon, having sold over 77 million copies worldwide and generating over $ 60 billion in lifetime sales worldwide . In its adaptation for Showtime, Halo will be set in the universe that began in 2001, dramatizing an epic 26th century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant.

Variety first reported Kane’s departure.

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