Showtime's highly-anticipated Halo TV series was apparently "well into shooting the first season" prior to the pandemic.
In a recent interview with Collider, American-Canadian actor Pablo Schreiber - who plays Master Chief in the Halo TV series - opened up about how far along the show's inaugural season was before the team were forced to put filming on hold for the foreseeable future.
Schreiber is most well known for his roles in the TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman's American Gods and Netflix original Orange Is The New Black.
"We’re well into shooting the first season, and it’s going very, very well," Schreiber said. "I love the people that I’m working with, and I’m very excited about showing it to the world."
When asked about why Halo was being adapted into a TV series as opposed to a film - which fans have been asking for ever since Halo 3 debuted way back in 2007 - Schreiber argued that when it comes to lengthy video games, longform drama is the way to go.
"I think it’s the only way to tell that story," Schreiber said. "I think a movie would never have left enough time to tell that tale. It’s built for television. Long form storytelling is the only way to tell these particular stories."
In related news, Halo Infinite is making an appearance at the Xbox Series X first party games showcase later today. You can watch the Halo Infinite gameplay reveal here.
Apparently we're only getting a look at the Infinite campaign today, but who knows? A Halo insider recently revealed that Halo Infinite would feature grappling hooks, sprinting, and more - but then went on to confirm that grappling hooks function like equipment, as opposed to being a fixed part of Master Chief's kit, and will likely be exclusive to multiplayer (meaning we probably won't see the hook today).
Still, Infinite! And possibly Fable.