Microsoft, Steven Spielberg combine to create Halo television series

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Microsoft and 343 Industries has announced that they will bring Halo to television, and will partner with critically-acclaimed director Steven Spielberg to create “Halo: The Television Series”. The show will be an exclusive to the Xbox One.

343 Industries have already made a live-action miniseries of the Halo franchise, titled Forward Unto Dawn; and a move to creating a television series is similar to how many online video services are investing in original content. Netflix has invested in producing a new season of Arrested Development and the critically-acclaimed series House of Cards; while Hulu created a political comedy called Battlegrounds (while investing in mainstream productions like The Thick of It).

Hopefully the series can be a sci-fi equivalent of House of Cards, and not a massive flop.