In a new interview released to IGN, Showtime confirmed that Master Chief is going to be a “lead character” in the Halo TV series, which is set to be airing on 2020.
“It’s gonna be a big show”, Showtime’s President of Programming Gary Levine said in the interview, revealing that the network has a very huge plan in terms of what it wants to do with the Halo IP.
“It is a very different genre, it’s futuristic, space-based science fiction, it’s not fantasy,” President and CEO David Nevins commented. “It took us a long time to get the script but we felt like we had something that was really interesting and felt like it belonged on Showtime in terms of its character depth, and it’s gonna be a big show.”
“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,” Levine added.
“As David said, our hopes and dreams are that it will have enormous appeal to Halo fans and will also appeal to Showtime drama fans.”
By that time, you can also expect Halo Infinite to be released on both Xbox and Windows 10. Whether it’s going to be on a completely new generation of consoles or cross-gen, that remains to be seen.