Monday, 8 January 2018

steven spielberg halo project

Halo TV series.  Those three words have been doing the rounds for at least four and a half years now with Steven Spielberg's involvement a certainty.  Well the series is definitely still on, allegedly.  TV Guide at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, asked Showtime bosses whether we're still getting a live-action television series based on one of the biggest video game franchises. 

"[It's] still in very active development," Showtime President and CEO David Nevins said. Nevins wouldn't comment further, but he did say he's seen scripts.

His answer was bugging me.  It sounded familiar somehow so I decided to look back through The Bearded Trio archives and found the following stories relating to the Halo TV series.

21st May 2013 - Spielberg announced at the launch of the XBox One he is involved in a Halo TV project.

18th Aug 2015 - The TV series is still in development.  "It's still in development," David Nevins told IGN about the Halo TV show. "Still in very active development." (Sound familiar?)

25th Jul 2017 - Xbox Entertainment studios close but we're reassured by Microsoft that “Progress on the Halo Television Series continues...We have no further details to share at this time.”

I realise these projects sometimes hit problems and are not always plain sailing but the same stock answer year after year makes me think this project is going absolutely no where. I hope I'm proved wrong and more information gets released but for now I wonder if we have more chance of seeing Half Life 3 before a Halo TV series.

Rob Wainfur
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