2019 is set to be a pretty exciting year for the world of gaming, from Resident Evil 2 to Kingdom Hearts III, gamers have a lot to look forward to. So really we can’t be too disappointed that the upcoming Halo TV series is not expected to air until 2020, following reports of production beginning in early 2019.
*Sob* But we’re still pretty excited for any details on the ambitious project, and you can’t rush quality, right?
Luckily, the top dogs at Showtime have delivered us a slew of new info on the show, which has gotten us pretty damn excited!
According to Showtime’s President of Programming, Gary Levine, the series is set to focus on the character of Master Chief, though he apparently won’t be the show’s only protagonist.
Levine also went on to confirm that the show will follow a “new story but we are being incredibly respectful of the canon and working with the Microsoft 343 people to be sure we don’t violate any of that.”
Speaking to IGN, Levine confirmed the project is an “enormous undertaking,” with “multiple locations” on “foreign planets.”
Levine and Showtime President and CEO, David Nevins recently also gave their taken on the massive project at the Television Critics Association Summer Press tour.
“It’s futuristic, space-based science-fiction, it’s not fantasy. 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,” Nevins said.
Levine added: “We made a conscious decision to hire a writer not known for sci-fi and not known for big battle movies, because that’s already baked into the Halo franchise and we will service that, but we also wanted to ensure that we were getting beneath the formidable armor of the Spartans and really getting inside the team drama so it felt like it belonged on Showtime.
“As David said, our hopes and dreams are that it will have enormous appeal to Halo fans and will also appeal to Showtime drama fans.”
With a due date of sometime in 2020, hopefully the extra time will let Halo The TV Series live its absolute best life.
Will you be tuning in?