– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Remember way back when when Peter Jackson was attached to a Halo movie? Remember all the potential gamers saw in the property? Nearly a decade has passed since then, and while there have been some webseries and digital releases, there’s been nothing on the scope of what audiences would really like.

And then there’s been rumblings about a Steven Spielberg-produced TV series ever since after Halo 4 hit the shelves. For those keeping track, that was back in 2013. Usually in Hollywood, few things are announced to be out of development. More often than not, things just sort of…disappear from the media.

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Given all the time that’s passed, it would have made sense to assume that the series was dropped (likely due to scope issues). However, at the TCA, Showtime president and CEO David Nevins confirmed that the series is “still in very active development.”

Gary Levine, president of programming at Showtime, also told TV Guide:

“[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.”

But when will it hit? Your guess is as good as ours. But it’s a bit comforting to know that all hope has not been lost to see a legit version of Halo. We can only hope that when it does it, that it’s in limited series form — we don’t need Master Chief’s armor to look super cheap like it did in the Halo: Forward Unto Dawn digital series.

Are you excited to see Halo on the small screen? Let us know below!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.