It seems like forever ago that Showtime announced plans to develop a Halo TV series, and all has been eerily quiet on the project for several years by this point. Now though, Showtime President and CEO David Nevins has reiterated that there are still plans afoot for a small-screen adaptation of the much-loved video game franchise.
Speaking at the recent TCA event (as per TV Guide), Nevins confirmed that Halo is still an active project for Showtime and that, yes, Steven Spielberg is still attached to produce the series.
Showtime’s Gary Levine added that Halo “is absolutely still in development, still moving forward and I’m encouraged by what we’ve seen so far. It’s still live-action, and it will definitely satisfy the fans of Halo and I think also satisfy the drama audiences of Showtime.”
As a video game series, Halo began life back in 2001. With the focus on enhanced super soldier Master Chief, players played through an all-out war between mankind’s last survivors and an alien armada known as the Covenant. To date, the main Halo franchise has had five outings, not to mention the plentiful spin-offs in a whole array of different mediums.
When the Halo TV series develops further, who knows – but we’ll bring you more on all of this as and when we get it. Let’s just hope it’s not another four years for a further update this time!