Bringing a franchise as widespread and iconic as Halo to the small display is not any straightforward endeavor. The collection has legions of devoted followers and over a decade of lore to think about. Along with that, the first-person shooter franchise additionally options probably the most iconic and mysterious protagonists within the trendy period of gaming.
Halo followers have been questioning for the reason that Showtimes collection was introduced whether or not or not the venture would function Grasp Chief in a lead position. Contemplating the Chief’s mysterious nature, it might be very troublesome to honor the franchise historical past by specializing in him. On the opposite aspect of the coin, some previous Halo tasks have confirmed that Halo with out Grasp Chief simply isn’t actually the identical.
That mentioned, Showtime apparently plans to maneuver ahead with together with Grasp Chief as a lead character within the collection. Showtime’s President of Programming Gary Levine confirmed these plans in a current interview with IGN.
Levine did additionally specify that Chief wouldn’t be the one protagonist. It’s seemingly that Halo will function a bigger solid of characters and Chief and his staff will simply be one piece of the puzzle. Levine additionally acknowledged the mysterious nature of Chief and says that it will likely be a key a part of the present’s focus.
He went on to explain a number of the different methods that went into forming the staff and script behind the upcoming collection…
“We made a aware resolution to rent a author not recognized for sci-fi and never recognized for large battle motion pictures, as a result of that’s already baked into the Halo franchise and we are going to service that, however we additionally needed to make sure that we have been getting beneath the formidable armor of the Spartans and actually getting contained in the staff drama so it felt prefer it belonged on Showtime… As David mentioned, our hopes and desires are that it’s going to have monumental enchantment to Halo followers and also will enchantment to Showtime drama followers.”
The whole lot nonetheless sounds fairly early in improvement, however we’re excited to see what Showtime comes up with. It might take a couple of years earlier than the primary episode airs, however hopefully a while in 2019 the primary teaser trailer will arrive.
There’s at the moment no launch date for season 1 of the Halo collection, however Showtime is aiming for a 2020 premiere.