While most of the focus might be on the Master Chief’s return in Halo Infinite, the franchise has been broadening its horizons beyond video games. Currently, a TV series centering on the human vs. Covenant conflict is in the works. However, the production will need to start looking for a new person to lead the show moving forward. According to Variety, Halo is losing a showrunner, Steven Kane, for the upcoming TV series after the end of Season 1.
After over 2 years working on the production in Budapest, Kane cites a desire to return to the United States as his reason for leaving the show. However, he plans to remain with the show until post-production finishes for Season 1. The upcoming loss of Steven Kane marks the second departure of a showrunner from the upcoming series. Kyle Killen left the show before the start of production.
The series had experienced a number of difficulties since its inception back in 2013. It was originally slated for release in 2015, with Steven Spielberg playing a part in the production. After a number of false starts, the series finally began filming in 2019. After complications due to the global pandemic that delayed filming in 2020, it is now scheduled to release on Paramount Plus in 2022.
This is an exciting time for fans of the Master Chief. In addition to the Halo TV show, E3 gave fans a new look at the free-to-play multiplayer experience of Halo Infinite. Details on a new battle pass system were given. In addition, gamers received a glimpse at some of the game’s cosmetics. The game is set to launch this holiday season. This is the first mainline game in the franchise since Halo 5 in 2015.
There’s still a lot that we don’t know about this upcoming TV show. How does the departure of the series’ 2 showrunners impact its success moving forward? Let me know in the comments below.