The long-awaited Halo television series will debut in the first quarter of 2022, according to a report by Deadline.
The series has also moved from Showtime to ViacomCBS’s streaming service Paramount+, although there’s no word on where it will air in regions outside of the US.
“We were on the hunt for signature shows beyond the Star Trek franchise on CBS All Access and were thinking, what could be a defining series for Paramount+,” said CBS Chief Creative Officer David Nevins. “Halo always fit the bill, but seeing it, we felt it would work.”
Deadline reports that shooting for the series began in Budapest last year but was set back with delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, filming has now begun once again with the show almost 60% complete.
The Halo television series is a joint production between Showtime, 343 Industries, and Steven Spielberg’s production company Amblin Television.
The project was first announced in 2013 by Spielberg but was only greenlit in 2018 after years of development. Before that, Peter Jackson and Neill Blomkamp were involved in an ill-fated attempt to bring the Xbox sci-fi shooter to the big screen as an ambitious movie.