Streaming platforms caused a massive influx of shows. Regular and premium cable channels are working their way to make sure they won't fall behind. Popular Xbox-exclusive video game, Halo, is set to have its own original series by Showtime, adding into the foray of epic science fiction programs. Plot details are murky - but even non-Halo players know that it's a battle between humanity against aliens known as the Covenant - a name that was clearly ripped off by Ridley Scott for his Alien: Covenant film.
As of now, there's no other info about the Halo series. In the past, Halo had been licensed for a film adaptation since 2001, with names like Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings), Alex Garland (Ex Machina, Annihilation), Guillermo del Toro (Too many), Neill Blomkamp (District 9), and DB Weiss (Game of Thrones) set to produce, direct, and write the script. Of course, all of those names back then weren't as big as they are now. But still, big opportunity. The entire film project, as you might have guessed, was scrapped, and everyone that was supposed involved moved on to each of their own career-cementing films.
Then there was a web series called Halo: Nightfall produced by Scott Free Productions, which was founded by Ridley Scott and his late brother Tony Scott. You can check out the trailer from three years ago here.
Yes, that's Luke Cage up there.
It's going to be some more time before hear any more concrete details about the show.
Some of Showtime's popular series includes Dexter, Penny Dreadful, The Tudors, Homeland, among many others.