A live-action Halo series or movie feels like one of those properties in development long enough to be written off, but the head of Microsoft’s Xbox division doesn’t appear to agree. Long after Showtime and Steven Spielberg were said to be involved, a Halo TV series is apparently still in the cards.
Microsoft hasn't had very much to offer on the proposed live-action 'Halo' TV series executive produced by Steven Spielberg, only that it would likely debut in fall 2015 to complement the released of the gaming' series fifth installment 'Guardians.' Now, we have at least some idea how the two properties might interact, and whose story the 'Halo' TV series might tell.
It's been forever and a day since we've heard about any real momentum behind the proposed 'Halo' TV series under Stephen Spielberg, which originally had been set as the first of Microsoft Xbox's original content, and now we may know why. A new report suggests the 'Halo' TV series might land on Showtime instead, as part of a unique deal that has taken time to put together.
Over the weekend, Production Weekly reported that a new 'Halo' film was in the works with Ridley Scott producing. Everyone got excited because, yay, 'Halo' movie. Unfortunately, it's not true.
Earlier this year, Microsoft dropped a tremendous bombshell on the TV industry in revealing that it would follow in the footsteps of Netflix and Amazon to create its own original content, most notably a Steven Spielberg-produced 'Halo' live-action series, following so many cinematic stalls. No news has emerged of the effort since, but is Microsoft prepping its new series for an Xbox One launch in early 2014?