There have been rumblings about a TV series adaptation of Halo for several years, but Xbox’s hit video game franchise is finally coming to life thanks to Steven Spielberg and the folks at Showtime. The network seems to have immense confidence in Spielberg’s plans for the live-action series, which bypassed the typical pilot deal for an official order of a full 10-episode season.
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.
We heard rumblings of the proposed 'Halo' TV series from Microsoft's Xbox and producer Stephen Spielberg for quite some time, the last of which suggested the serial adaptation would land on Showtime. Now, with the announcement of the 'Halo 5: Guardians' game, new word suggests the TV series will bow around the same period, fall 2015.
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.
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