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Steven Spielberg is going forward unto Dawn with a new HALO TV series

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The biggest news this week hasn’t been no one giving two tugs of a dry fart about David Beckham retiring, but that Microsoft would be launching the new Xbox One console later this year. As usual, it was a press conference that dealt with the three most important things in life to American audiences: NFL, Television and Call of Duty.

But it was also a showcase for a new announcement regarding Steven Spielberg, as the famed director is going to be spreading his particular skills on the Halo franchise. More deets after the jump.


Much like what Netflix has been up to lately, Microsoft also wants to start investing in some original TV programming. But on their console. And with their own properties. So that’s why they’re going to be spinning the world of Halo into a live action series. Speaking at the event last night, former CBS producer Nancy Tellem announced that  ”Until now ,the TV viewing experience has been a one way street for the viewer. But now that’s about to change.” You tell ’em Tellem.

Current Halo game development studio, 343 Industries has thus formed a partnership with Steven Spielberg to start work on Halo, which they described as a “premium” series. Which most likely means that they’ll be pouring Hollywood levels of cash into the development of it.

It’s unclear right now what role Spielberg would have the show though. One source says that he’ll be directing, while another says that he’ll produce instead. And producing is far more realistic anyway, seeing as how he has a busy enough schedule as it is.

But I like the idea of Spielberg having a hand in this. In my dream world, the tale of humanity fighting a war that it cannot win, through the eyes of a super soldier known only as the Master Chief is just perfecr for the Band of Brothers approach.

This probably won’t happen, but a guy can dream, can’t he? In the meantime, if you need a taste of Halo right now, then don’t forget to check out last year’s Forward unto Dawn, which was released in time for the fourth core game in the series.

Last Updated: May 22, 2013


  1. Gareth Lagesse

    May 22, 2013 at 15:23

    Spielberg botched-up Terra Nova and Fallen Skies. I have no more faith for him as a TV series producer.


    • Andre116

      May 22, 2013 at 19:51

      Why do you say he botched those up? I rather enjoyed them. Terra Nova got cancelled because of the high costs, and I think Fallen Skies is still ongoing.


      • Gareth Lagesse

        May 23, 2013 at 10:31

        Terra Nova ended up being far too family-friendly, with very little dinosaurs and most of the series taking part in the compound with the kids buying things from the market. The writing was really, really weak, and revealing what should’ve been an intriguing mystery at the end of the first episode was the killing shot.

        They had nowhere to go from there, and it spun in circles until it was canned. We wanted Jurassic Park: The Series, and ended up with Jungle Compound: 90210.

        Fallen Skies was a bit of the opposite: great effects, but totally unrelateable or likeable characters.


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