HALO TV SERIES PLANNED TO HIT SCREENS IN 2019
In a big week for fans of the Xbox hit Halo, the US-based SHOWTIME network has just announced that it has ordered a 10-episode TV series based on the legendary video game.
We like Science Fiction at GadgetNET, so we tip our hat to Showtime and hope the series is better than some of the previous game based spin-offs that have infested our TV screens.
Most game adaptations are cartoons or anime, however, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn was the first live-action video spinoff, consisting of five 15-minute web-episodes, released weekly from October 5, 2012, then as a film on DVD and Blu-ray and later on Netflix in 2013. This was produced by 343 Industries who are involved in the latest venture, and it can be watched right now on Australian Netflix.
We had a sneak peek in the office and quite enjoyed it! Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn
The brand-new Halo TV Series will take place in the game universe that landed fully formed in 2001, dramatising an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant.
Kyle Killen (Awake) is executive producer and writer. Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) will direct and produce multiple hour-long episodes which enter production in early 2019.
In the history of television, there simply has never been enough great science fiction, this vision of Halo will enthral fans of the game while also drawing the uninitiated into a world of complex characters that populate this unique universe.
SHOWTIME CEO David Nevins commented:
Halo is our most ambitious series ever, and we expect audiences who have been anticipating it for years to be thoroughly rewarded,
Together with our creative and production partners at SHOWTIME and Amblin Television, the Halo television series will represent a new and exciting way for fans to enter and engage with the Halo universe. We can’t wait to share more on what’s ahead.
For all things Halo and the recently announced Halo Infinite, be sure to check out Halo Waypoint
We're off home to watch the rest of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn.
Rob Follis has been writing about tech on and off for over 40 years, is a designer, photographer, information omnivore, gadget-head, Hi-Fi afficionado, owner of far far too many things and sadly an unsuccessful app developer. A born & bred Londoner now happily living in Melbourne. Email Rob.
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