Though it has been several years since we last heard any news about it, Showtime President and CEO David Nevins has confirmed to TV Guide that their TV series adaptation of the “Halo” video game series remains in active development.
Additionally, Spielberg is still attached to the project and Showtime’s programming president Gary Levine says: “[Halo] is absolutely still in development, still moving forward and I’m encouraged by what we’ve seen so far… it’s still live action, and it will definitely satisfy the fans of Halo and I think also satisfy the drama audiences of Showtime.”
Nearly ten years ago the property was in development as a feature film to be produced by Peter Jackson and directed by Neill Blomkamp. That project fell by the wayside and talk of a TV series began around the time of the launch of the Xbox One back in 2013.
The game follows Master Chief, an enhanced super soldier in the future who is caught in the middle of a war between humanity’s last surviving forces and the alien race known as The Covenant.
The franchise has sold over 70 million games in its lifetime and brought in over $4 billion, though it remains in something of a state of limbo at the moment with no talk of a sixth entry in the series.