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Halo: Showtime's Live-Action Series Puts Out Master Chief Casting Call

Showtime's looking for a few good people to joing the ranks of the Space Marines – and there's a particular currently vacant green helmet and armor that Halo fans should take particular interest in. The cable giant is looking for a male actor ("a Spartan-like warrior of large build") to take on the live-action lead role […]

Showtime Confirms Master Chief as Lead Character in Live-Action 'Halo' Series

Taking their turn in the spotlight during this year's Television Critics Association (TCA) summer press event, Showtime used the occasion to confirm that Master Chief will in fact be the main character in the cable giant's 10-episode scripted drama series based on Microsoft's Halo video game franchise. Showtime President of Programming Gary Levine confirmed the news to IGN […]

'Halo' Live-Action Series Gets 10-Episode Order from Showtime

After taking development fire for the past five years, Showtime has officially given a 10-episode season order for a scripted drama series based on Microsoft's Halo video game franchise. Along with the episode announcement also comes word that Awake's Kyle Killen will serve as the project's executive producer, writer and showrunner, with Rupert Wyatt (Rise of […]

Paramount Network To Bring Image Comics Spy Series 'Velvet' To TV

With an opening on its inaugural programming schedule due to the cancellation of The Mist after one season, the Paramount Network (formerly Spike TV) is looking to Image Comics spy series Velvet as their very first original scripted drama. Kyle Killen (Awake, Lone Star) has been tapped to adapt the 15-issue comic book series, from the creative […]

The First Few Moments Of Awake Episode 2 Are Just As Good As Episode 1

After last week's ambitious, captivating premiere (still available to view online), Awake's creators have their work cut out. They've got a narrative set-up that needs to remain unresolved, yet they still have to find ways to push it forwards. Still, there's a lot of insight, character and interesting material to be mined from the basic set-up […]

Watch The Full First Episode Of Awake Now… And Then Tell Me What It's Like

Awake is, without a doubt, the one new thing on TV that I'm actually excited about and looking forward to. Creator Kyle Killen and star Jason Isaacs are both really superb, and the "split reality" premise seems to be targeted on some genuine and engaging drama. I've recently flagged up a handful of clips, including […]

Watch The First Seven Minutes Of Awake

There's a lot to take in during the first seven minutes of Kyle Killen's high-concept mystery show Awake, and some of it obviously won't pay off until you see the rest of the episode, possibly even longer. But it's strong stuff already and it's good to see all of the essential set-up get put down […]

Full Trailer For Awake Looks Even Better Than The Clips

Previously, I posted some clips and context for Awake, the NBC  mystery drama series that will kick off in the Autumn. It was created by Kyle Killen and stars Jason Isaacs. There's also now a full trailer for the show, and it looks like must-see stuff.

First Clips From Kyle Killen's Awake – And It Looks Great

Created by The Beaver's screenwriter Kyle Killen, Awake – formally known as REM – is a new series commission from NBC that everybody is already comparing to Inception. Tsk. Thankfully, the show itself appears to have a lot more imagination than those writing about it. I've read, and loved, the pilot script and now, NBC have put […]

Some Beaver Bits And Pieces, And An Impromptu Competition

The first official still from Jodie Foster's The Beaver has been released, and I'm pretty sure you could put some amusing words into that Beaver's mouth. Any really, really good suggestions might win some stuff, so let the forum have it. This image was released as Summit announced their plans to roll out the film […]

Poster And Release Plan For The Beaver With Mel Gibson

I'll make no bones about it: the screenplay for The Beaver is still a favourite a couple of years since I first read it. Written by Kyle Killen, creator of the ill-fated Lone Star, it blends perfect plotting with subtle, clever characterisation, and a distinctive point of view with something sincere to say. It's also […]