Following a considerable waiting period that has been riddled with broken promises and cancellation rumors, the much-anticipated Halo television series finally appears to be gaining some traction.
According to a new report from Production Weekly this week, the live-action miniseries is enroute to begin production later this fall with producers Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, and Alex Maggioni from Amblin Entertainment, the production company owned by Steven Spielberg.
It is difficult to grasp but Microsoft actually announced the live-action Halo television series to be in development at Showtime nearly five years ago. There have been a lot of assurances made during this time by all parties involved, just like last month when president of programming Gary Levine noted that the project will be taking off the ground soon enough. The follow-up certainly instills some hope that Microsoft has finally decided to pull up its sleeves.
Halo: Forward Unto Dawn and Halo: Nightfall are two live-action web series that were released in 2012 and 2014 respectively. They should not be confused with the live-action television series that has a much bigger budget and will — hopefully — feature a better adaptation of the iconic video game franchise.
The Halo television series currently has no cast, director, or release date. However, expect all of that to change very soon if production is indeed set to begin this fall.
Between rumors that Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 2018) will not see Microsoft sharing any details about Halo 6, there is the possibility that the publisher might share details about the television miniseries instead.