Will Master Chief Be In It?
The Halo television series by Steven Spielberg is still in the works and in “active development,” according to various Showtime executives.
Showtime President and CEO, David Nevins, was asked by TV Guide at the Television Critics Association winter press tour whether the popular Microsoft property was still getting a TV series. He said that “[It’s] still in very active development,” but didn’t comment further except to say that he has seen the scripts.
The president of programming at Showtime, Gary Levine, had a bit more to share. He told TV Guide that the project “is absolutely still in development, still moving forward and I’m encouraged by what we’ve seen so far.” While he couldn’t provide a release window for when it would air or how it would fit within the series’ complex lore, he added that “it’s still live action, and it will definitely satisfy the fans of Halo and I think also satisfy the drama audiences of Showtime.”
A TV series has been talked about as far back as 2013, not long after Halo 4 was released on Xbox 360. While Steven Spielberg is still attached to the project, it is unclear what his involvement, big or small, will be in bringing Halo to the small screen.
In 2012, a live-action web series called Halo: Forward Unto Dawn was released. Another series, Halo: Nightfall, came out in 2015 that starred Luke Cage star, Mike Colter.
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