The Halo Nation Rejoices For Halo TV Series
During Microsoft’s Xbox One Unveil on May 21, 2013, it was announced by Steven Spielberg himself that he will be the executive producer of an upcoming live-action series based on the Halo videogame franchise. This series will be exclusive to Xbox One. It seems Microsoft is trying their hand at making exclusive streaming content similar to Amazon TV, Netflix and Hulu. This can only let fans of Sony and Nintendo wonder if they too are developing original TV programming. View our ongoing ideas of original programming for Playstation and Nintendo.
The Halo TV series isn’t the first live-action Halo-based adaptation. A web series, later released as a live-action film on Bluray and DVD, called Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, consisted of five 15-minute episodes. This was a marketing effort for the latest entry in the franchise – Halo 4 and showcasing potential value for a Halo film that has been trying to get made since 2005. Halo Legends, an anime film consisting of seven animation shorts, was created by five Japanese production studios. Both Halo Legends and Halo 4 are now on Netflix streaming service. Read my 4-star review on Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn.
The most famous Halo show (not affiliated with Microsoft and partners) is by Rooster Teeth – Red vs Blue, a comedy CGI/Animation web series using Halo multi-player game-play as its production. The show ended with 10 seasons and after the release of Halo 3. All seasons are available and affordable on Blu Ray and DVD collections.
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn certainly made a Hollywood film adaptation possible but only if Master Chief will be the main star. You might say, “Well how can Master Chief not be the main star of the film?”. If you saw Halo 4’s web series, you would understand and Hollywood is infamous for butchering original masterpieces.
[box_dark]Were you excited for this announcement or do you think the ship has sailed with trying to make a successful original programming on the next-generation Xbox? If you were excited, what story lines would you like to see developed for the show?[/box_dark]