Showtime picks up Halo TV collection, Manufacturing beginning early 2019


In a put up on Xbox Wire, Showtime introduced that they’re going to produce a TV collection primarily based on the favored Halo gaming franchise. No date was given when the Halo TV present goes to debut however manufacturing for the long-awaited undertaking is deliberate to start out in 2019.

Followers of Halo have been ready ever since 2013 to expertise their beloved Halo universe in a special medium. Again then, Microsoft was nonetheless introducing their then-new Xbox One console and a imaginative and prescient to unify gaming and watching. Notably, acclaimed director and producer Steven Spielberg was recruited by Redmond to safe a Halo TV collection turning into as in style and profitable because the video games.

It has been 5 years since and solely earlier this yr we realized from an interview at TV Information that Showtime was nonetheless growing the TV collection. Microsoft had a notable dangerous begin into the present technology of sport consoles and needed to give again loads of market share again to Sony, after their success with the Xbox 360. Administration change throughout that point perhaps led to a brief halt of the collection manufacturing?

Bonnie Ross from 343 Industries asserting Halo TV in 2013

So, it comes as optimistic information that Microsoft now posted the excellent news on Xbox Wire that the long-planned Halo TV collection is definitely turning into actuality. CBS-owned tv community Showtime has picked up the Halo collection and is planning to deliver Grasp Chief’s cult universe to the small display screen. Showtime president David Nevins says that “Halo is our most formidable collection ever, and we count on audiences who’ve been anticipating it for years to be completely rewarded”.

Not a lot concerning the setting and story has been shared at this early time however viewers can look out for a well-recognized “epic 26th-century battle between humanity and an alien menace often called the Covenant”. Kiki Wolfkill from 343 Industries said her enthusiasm concerning the new undertaking with “Along with our inventive and manufacturing companions at SHOWTIME and Amblin Tv, the Halo tv collection will signify new and thrilling approach for followers to enter and interact with the Halo universe.”

Showtime ordered 10 episodes of the up to now untitled Halo collection and goes to start out manufacturing early subsequent yr, in collaboration with 343 Industries and Amblin Tv.

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