Halo: The Television Series

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Halo: The Television Series is an upcoming live-action television series for Showtime,[1] set to air in 2020.[2] The series will be available to users with the Halo Channel application for Xbox One and Windows 8.1.[3] It will be distributed globally by CBS Studios International. Other streaming services that will air the show include Stan.[1]

Plot[edit]

The series will have 10 episodes[4] and is set during the Human-Covenant War.[1] John-117 will be one of the lead characters of the series.[5] Multiple planets will feature.[2]

Development[edit]

Announced in 2013, the show was in in development hell for five years.[6] By April of 2014, it was reported as "still in the deal-making phase as the service has been going through the growing pains of establishing a business template for original content."[7] The series was stated to have connections with Halo 5: Guardians[8] and Ridley Scott's Halo: Nightfall during this time.[9]

Originally set for release in Fall 2015,[10] at roughly the same time as Halo 5: Guardians,[8] the show was delayed.[11] It will start filming in Fall 2018.[12]

Acclaimed filmmaker Steven Spielberg has been confirmed as the show's executive producer.[13][14][15] Microsoft's president of entertainment and digital media, Nancy Tellem, said they will take the time necessary to produce the shows and Microsoft Studios corporate vice president Phil Spencer said the show will not be 'filler'.[16] According to Latino Review, Neill Blomkamp, originally slated to direct the Halo film, is apparently set to direct the series. Latino Review reports that it heard the news from "trusted sources".[17]

The series was originally set to air in 2019,[1] but has been pushed back to 2020.[2]

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Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Kotaku - Showtime Announces Live-Action Halo Series, Airs Early 2019
  2. ^ a b c IGN - SHOWTIME'S HALO TV SERIES WILL HAVE MASTER CHIEF AS LEAD CHARACTER, TELL A 'NEW STORY'
  3. ^ Gamespot: Halo Channel and Halo 5 Beta Dates Revealed at Gamescom
  4. ^ Twitter - SHO_PR
  5. ^ TVLine - Halo TV Series: Master Chief Will Be a Character, and More Things to Know
  6. ^ Halo Waypoint: Showtime Announces New Halo TV Series Details
  7. ^ Deadline: Xbox Entertainment Studios Partners With Channel 4 For Drama Series ‘Humans’
  8. ^ a b Eurogamer - 343's master plan for Halo 5: Guardians
  9. ^ Gigaom - Bonnaroo, Halo and soccer: Microsoft aims high with Xbox Originals
  10. ^ Xbox Wire: The Halo Journey
  11. ^ Eurogamer: Spielberg's Halo TV show "still in very active development", network claims
  12. ^ Screenrant: Steven Spielberg’s Halo TV Series Starts Filming This Fall
  13. ^ Twitter
  14. ^ Joystiq: Microsoft, Steven Spielberg Working on Halo: The Television Series
  15. ^ The Verge: Microsoft announces live action 'Halo' TV series with Steven Spielberg as executive producer
  16. ^ OXM: Halo is our 'most important IP', says Microsoft - TV show won't be "filler"
  17. ^ Gamespot: Neill Blomkamp rumored to direct Halo TV series pilot