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Paramount+’s HALO | Steven Kane and Kiki Wolfkill Roundtable Interview

I couldn't stand Halo Season 1, but with changes made internally, I wanted to give Halo Season 2 a shot and here is my review.

The monumental task of bringing HALO onto the screen started back in 2005. Nearly 17 years later, executive producers Steven Kane and Kiki Wolfkill managed to give video game fans they desired with a Paramount+ series after failed films and miniseries at their launches.

Here is the brief synopsis of the series:

In its adaptation for Paramount+, HALO will take place in the universe that first came to be in 2001, dramatizing an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant.

The series star Pablo Schreiber, Natascha McElhone, Jen Taylor, Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Natasha Culzac, Olive Gray, Yerin Ha, Bentley Kalu, Kate Kennedy, Charlie Murphy, Danny Sapani, Ryan McParland, Burn Gorman, and Fiona O’Shaughnessy.

The executive producers on the series included Steven Spielberg, Steven Kane, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Otto Bathurst, Toby Leslie, Kyle Killen, Scott Pennington, Kiki Wolfkill, Frank O’Connor, and Bonnie Ross.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta participated in a roundtable interview with executive producers Steven Kane and Kiki Wolfkill on bringing this video game series to life from the narrative storytelling to its characters and even to the costumes.

Steven Kane is a writer, producer, and director. He got his start in independent cinema and theater. His first feature film The Doghouse got him the Best Director at the NY Indy Film Festival. His collection of One Act plays, Out of Your Mind, had a successful run at the GuerriLA Theater. His television credits as a writer included The Closer, Major Crimes, Alias, NCIS, Without a Trace, American Dad, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. From 2012 to 2018, he was the showrunner and producer of TNT’s The Last Ship.

Kiki Wolfkill is a video game developer, who joined the Microsoft subsidiary 343 Industries in 2008. She served as executive producer on Halo 4 and oversees the Halo franchise transmedia. In 2014, she executive produced Halo: The Master Chief Collection. On the screen entertainment front, she executive produced Halo: Nightfall and Halo: The Fall of Reach.

HALO premieres on the Paramount+ streaming network on Thursday, March 24.

Watch the exclusive interview with Steven Kane and Kiki Wolfkill below.

Source: LRM Online, Paramount+


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