Showtime Is Still Claiming That Its Steven Spielberg Halo TV Show Is Happening

Showtime boss David Nevins has reignited the fire for the long, long-gestating Halo show involving Steven Spielberg by saying it's more than just happening still — it's in active development.

Cast your mind back to the now infamous Xbox One reveal in 2013. That show was overshadowed by Microsoft's always online PR nightmare that eventually got walked back, but if you remember, buried amongst the announcements at the briefing, Spielberg announced that he would be taking on the Halo franchise with a new TV series. Fast forward nearly five years later and barely any movement has happened, to the point, well, I'm sure you are almost surprised to be hearing about it again.

Well, according to Nevins, it is still on. Speaking to TV Guide (via Eurogamer), the Showtime CEO he said:

[It's] still in very active development.

Nevins added that he had seen the scripts for the show already too.

Even more enthusiastically, Gary Levine, president of programming at Showtime said that:

[It] is absolutely still in development, still moving forward and I'm encouraged by what we've seen so far. It's still live action, and it will definitely satisfy the fans of Halo and I think also satisfy the drama audiences of Showtime.

It's been a long time coming for the show, and at this point, I am sceptical. TV shows don't usually take five years to put together, but channels also aren't in the business of promoting TV shows if they aren't looking like they are going to happen.  I don't really know how to feel about all this. I'd love the show to happen, and of course for it to be good. Halo is a great series, and one that feels like it could use a widespread critical home run right now. However, five years of waiting certainly will take it out of you.