Master Chief to be a lead character on Showtime's Halo show

Halo TV Series Will Star Master Chief, Is An Original Story

While presenting for the network at a Television Critics Association (TCA) press event, Showtime President and CEO David Nevins revealed the upcoming adaptation of the popular video game shooter will feature multiple protagonists including fan-favorite character John-117, better known to players as Master Chief.

Longtime fans of the Halo franchise might find that odd, given that Master Chief has never shown his face.

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Plus, Showtime made "a conscious decision" to enlist for Halo writers "not known for sci-fi, not known for big-battle movies", so as to "get under the armor of the Spartans" aka the supersoldier space Marine characters. "It's our Halo", counters network programming chief Gary Levine.

"...is a key question and an important part of our series, is all I'll say."

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As for what the show will look like, Nevins was quick to point out this is now Showtime's take on Game of Thrones. And at first blush, he believes the ambitious series "will have enormous appeal to Halo fans and also appeal to the Showtime drama fans".

The Showtime exec also told reporters that the series "is a new story", but they're working closely with Microsoft 343 "so we make sure we don't violate" anything that's in canon. "It is futuristic space-based science fiction", he said. Though that's incredibly far from being a done deal, as the show hasn't started production yet and special effects will no doubt take a long time to add. When asked about Killen, Nevins said: "His moment is coming". "Probably 10 or 12 of the top 20 movies of all time are futuristic sci-fi". "I mean, that's the big deal". It was a long time to get the script where we felt we had something really interesting and felt like it belonged on Showtime in terms of its character depth. But now that we're in a new age of television, one that's bolder and willing to take on bigger projects, "Halo" seems like a flawless fit for a series.

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