Is Steven Spielberg’s HALO Show Headed To Showtime?
By Merrill Barr on May 5, 2014
The last major bit of news we heard regarding the upcoming Steven Spielberg produced Halo series for Microsoft Studios was a rumor that Neill Blomkamp was in talks to direct the pilot. Since then, things have been rather quiet on the live-action Master Chief front. That is until today, thanks to Variety, who claims there may now be a major partner working with Microsoft on the series.
Until now, word was the series would be premiering exclusively on X-Box, but now it seems negotiations are taking place that would see episodes air first on Showtime, then follow on X-Box with enhanced interactivity functions implemented for system users. According to the report, the reason the deal for the series has taken so long is because both media entities are essentially writing a whole new rule-book regarding series development and ownership.
What do you guys think? Would you want to see a Halo series on Showtime?