Updates on the long-awaited Halo TV series have been popping up recently after many years of silence. After four years of development, Showtime’s adaptation of the game franchise might finally be headed into production, according to Production Weekly.
Filming for the miniseries will reportedly begin this fall, but no further details have been reported from Production Weekly‘s latest issue. However, Showtime and Amblin Television’s producers, including famed director Steven Spielberg, have not confirmed production will commence later this year.
While the details are scarce, the claim does have some support behind it, as Showtime has recently stated development is still underway. According to network president David Nevins, scripts are being passed around for the series. Gary Levine, president of programming for Showtime, also said the project was “moving forward” and will “definitely satisfy the fans of Halo.”
Granted, we’ve been given empty promises that the series is moving along before. Since 343 Industries announced the show in 2013, producer Steven Spielberg has stepped forward to appease fans that the idea had not been squashed. Even Xbox boss Phil Spencer stated in 2016 that the show was still “alive.” However, it’s been four years since its announcement and we still don’t have any proper indication production work has started.
As far as what to expect from the miniseries, not much is known. Halo fans will see the franchise adapted as live-action episodes, but it’s unknown which plots from the series will be used. For now, we’ll have to wait for official word to see if or when production starts.
Source: Pursue News