The Steven Spielberg-produced series is set to star Pablo Schreiber as lead protagonist Spartan Master Chief. The series first filming in 2019, but due to the ongoing global pandemic, production has been delayed, and some fans thought would never resume.
Spielberg has been attached to this project since 2013 when it was initially announced at the E3 Xbox conference. Nearly ten years after the initial announcement, fans will finally get to see this show sometime in early 2022. According to Deadline's report, the film is currently filming in Budapest, and it appears some images from the set have just surfaced online.
ON SET OF HALO TV SERIES
The first look at the live-action Warthog vehicle in the upcoming Halo TV series has been shared on Twitter. The shared images show the Warthog and a few marines wearing full gear with what looks like a United Nations Space Command logo. Here's the full tweet:
STICKING TO HALO SOURCE MATERIAL
Halo is one of the most famous video game franchises of all time and a definitive part of Xbox's nearly 20-year existence. Xbox fans haven't had a proper Halo installment since 2017's Halo Wars 2.
Despite developer 343 Industries' upcoming Halo Infinite game being delayed from its original release date of October of last year (alongside the Xbox Series X/S), it is now set to release in the Fall of 2021. The game's year-long delay was a bummer for a lot of long-time Halo fans, but now there's a possibility that this game and the upcoming Halo series will release within six months of each other.
It is apparent from everything that has been revealed about the upcoming series that Showtime will be sticking to a lot of 343 Industries source material. There is a lot to go off of with 14 console and mobile games in the Halo franchise.
This series will be “an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant,” weaving “deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future,” according to Showtime.
Master Chief, the UNSC, Warthogs, and the Covenant were all introduced in the first Halo game in 2001. For players that have been fans of the franchise since the very beginning, it appears this series is going to focus a lot on the core fiction of Halo. Will Showtime and Spielberg succeed? Find out when the series hits Paramount+ in the first quarter of 2022.