It feels like years since we’ve last heard anything about the TV adaptation of Microsoft’s Halo franchise. Based on the ridiculously popular first-person shooter games, Paramount revealed today that the show will be debuting on Paramount+ sometime in 2022. It will be produced by Showtime, which means it could also wind up airing on cable alongside its digital counterpart.
— Paramount+ (@paramountplus) February 24, 2021
The history behind Microsoft trying to get Halo into the realm of films is a long one. More than a decade ago, Peter Jackson was attached to a project that would end up becoming District 9. Then there were talks of some kind of video game/live-action hybrid when Microsoft announced the Xbox One at E3 2013. Since then, there have been rumblings from Showtime and even a cast list, but little else.
With video game-related projects getting more attention from streaming services as of late (not to mention better-produced films), there’s a chance that Halo will be a solid show. The series has a ton of lore it can draw from, not to mention how it could eventually tie in with the upcoming Halo Infinite. I’m sure fans are happy to hear that the project wasn’t scrapped, especially since every other attempt has resulted in nothing thus far.