Showtime’s Halo TV Series Will Feature Master Chief With New Story

Halo is such a massive iconic video game franchise that’s been around for years now. Players have grown to love the series thanks to the various video game installments, comic books, and films released into the market. However, since the announcement of a TV series based on Halo, there is already plenty of concern as to what Showtime has planned for fans.

It’s a tough call when it comes to turning the Halo franchise into a TV series. For instance, we’ve been curious as to if Showtime planned on making the series focusing on Master Chief. This is a character that doesn’t seem to shed too much light when it comes to his history but as it turns out, he will soon be in the Showtime spotlight.

During an IGN interview, we got a few questions answered from Showtime’s President of Programming, Gary Levine. Apparently, Master Chief will be a protagonist in the upcoming Halo TV series, but he won’t be the only protagonist’s fans will be rooting for.

Likewise, viewers should be ready for a deeper narrative journey as the writer behind the project was selected for a more drama center focus.

“We made a conscious decision to hire a writer not known for sci-fi and not known for big battle movies, because that’s already baked into the Halo franchise and we will service that, but we also wanted to ensure that we were getting beneath the formidable armor of the Spartans and really getting inside the team drama so it felt like it belonged on Showtime.”

We’re certainly going to be tuning into the show when it airs though we’re also hoping that the team behind the project will keep in mind of the cannon along with respecting the groundwork made for the Halo franchise, to begin with.

[Source: IGN]