In a way that sounds worse than the reality, the showrunner behind the Paramount+ Halo TV series is planning to leave after wrapping the first season. According to a report by Variety, showrunner Steven Kane is currently handing the post-production process for the show. After that’s finished, he won’t come back if a second season gets greenlit.
Kane was a part of a two-person team. A co-showrunner along with Kyle Killen, both were involved in the series’ production at the start. However, Killen exited not long after the ball got rolling, as he wasn’t able to meet the full-time demands. Kane became the lead showrunner, and he took command of production during the two-year shoot.
However, he now wants out. After being in Hungary for those years, Kane desires to return home to the United States “for personal reasons,” according to the report. It’s not clear if his exit is related to any issues between himself and the production company Amblin Television. More realistically, it may be because he spent the last two years away and felt finished.
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If the Halo TV series gets a second season, it will be under a different showrunner — obviously. There’s a chance it will, but that may rely on its quality. So far, not much is known about the show outside of the people involved. It’s been in and out of production hell since 2015, sparking rumors that it may not even see the light of day. But as mentioned, the show is now in post-production, so it’s likely we’ll see a trailer for it soon.
At this point, I’m down for any news that’s marginally good. Recently, some supposedly leaked shots from the show began floating around. If they were real, then Pablo Schreiber is looking sharp as the Master Chief. The leaks also included images of a Prophet (possibly Truth?), one of the spiritual leaders of the Covenant. Regardless on if they’re real or not, I’m feeling eager to see one of my favorite gaming franchises return to the silver screen.