Despite not having an actual launch date and suffering from a merry-go-round of producers, showrunners and directors, the upcoming Halo TV show seems to be garnering continued enthusiasm from people working on and familiar with the project.
In an appearance on The Game Maker’s Notebook podcast, Kiki Wolfkill, the transmedia head over at 343 industries was asked about the long-awaited Halo TV project and they seemed emphatic about its potential to sit amongst the pantheon of epic television that includes the recently concluded Game of Thrones.
It’s hard to find an analog. We talk about Game of Thrones a lot in terms of scope and scale and complexity of relationships,” before expanding that “A lot of the background of Halo is this sort of political drama. It’s something that [is mentioned] really lightly in the games… Some of that [Game of Thrones] complexity is interesting.”
Obviously, the Halo TV show will have to make do without flying dragons, ice zombies and perhaps the incest, but could make up for some of those shortcomings in comparison by emphasizing the scale of the massive battle scenes Game of Thrones was also known for.
An epic scene such as “The Battle of the Bastards,” or “Loot Train” maybe part of the inspiration for some of the Halo TV show backdrops but the expansive political jockeying could also be a nice surprise for fans who want to see a more fleshed out Halo universe and Spartan military hierarchy.
Hopefully, with a full roster of directors, showrunners and producers, Showtime will be set to tease some footage soon.Further reading: Game of Thrones, Halo TV Show, Microsoft, Showtime