Thursday, June 28, 2018

Halo TV series Comes to Showtime

Iconic sci-fi first-person shooter video game franchise of Halo from Xbox is finally coming to Showtime for a television debut.

Only a while ago, Halo Infinite; the newest installment from military sci-fi first-person shooter game series Halo was announced for PC and Xbox One at E3 2018 press conference. It's about time that one of the long-running video game franchises from 343 Industries and Microsoft Studios finally get a live-action television series and guess what? It is really happening this time. It will be aired on Showtime with 10-episode season with writer/producer Kyle Killen (Awake, Lone Star) serving as executive producer.

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Halo TV Series Comes to Showtime

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Back in 2013, there was actually a rumor of a Halo TV series that was supposed to be helmed by Steven Spielberg. Since then, all we've been hearing was bunch of reports but no official statement. However, this official announcement from Showtime president and CEO David Nevins gives a real confirmation of the project actually moving ahead for production. Nevins believes, there haven't been enough great science fiction stories in television show history and Halo is going to change that.

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According to reports, the story will take place when the fictional universe of 26th-century debuted in 2001, which means, it will probably take inspiration from Halo: Combat Evolved. An interstellar war against humanity that is sparked by an alien race of the Covenant is the base of the story. David Nevins also states that, this version of the story will not just please the fans but newcomers too will be drawn towards it. Which actor will step into the valiant shoes of protagonist Master Chief is yet not declared.

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Although it literally took ages for such a fan-favorite series to have a live-action adaption other than comic-books, hardcore fans would deeply appreciate the effort and will reinvigorate the hype for entire franchise. There is lot of scopes to explore this unique universe built and many creative ways to tie-in with games continuity. If done right by finding a right balance of characters and story, Halo can effectively lift the video game curse of their adaption not being acclaimed enough.