Halo TV Series Will Star Master Chief, Is An Original Story

Angelo Anderson
August 8, 2018

Thanks to a new interview, we now know a bit more about Showtime's upcoming Halo TV show.

Meaning, yes, franchise front man Master Chief will be a character on the series, Nevins affirmed.

When asked by GameSpot if the series, which is expected to begin shooting in 2019, would feature fan-favorite character Master Chief, both Showtime Networks president David Nevins and president of programming Gary Levine confirmed he would.

As a TV series, Halo will dramatize "an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant", weaving "deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future", the network previously said. Levine made it sound like this is a big production for Showtime, calling it Showtime's "most ambitious show ever" and confirming that the story will take place on multiple planets. Levine said they worked specifically to hire a writer outside of genre, despite the show being firmly in the sci-fi camp. It took us a long time to get the script but we felt like we had something that was really interesting and felt like it belonged on Showtime in terms of its character depth, and it's gonna be a big show.

For some Halo fans this may incite fear, but Showtime has assured us that they are remaining "respectful of the canon" and are working closely with Halo publisher Microsoft and developer 343 Industries.

"I think it's a very different genre". With credits like the TV show Lone Star and the movie The Beaver to his name, he doesn't immediately sound like a likely candidate for the adaptation. "Probably 10 or 12 of the top 20 movies of all time are futuristic sci-fi and, weirdly, television hasn't turned up those kinds of franchises".

I've been around these streets long enough to have heard about all the attempts to bring "Halo" the big screen, only to have those dreams turn into ash like a Marvel character.

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