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‘Halo’ Television Series Announced by SHOWTIME – Full Information

Published: 28/Jun/2018 20:34 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 16:48

by DG Goldstein


The SHOWTIME cable network has announced that they will be bringing on a ‘Halo’ television series with 10 episodes to start.

With a number of titles and installations released since ‘Combat Evolved’ in 2001, the franchise has gained a massive amount of fanfare around the world in just under two decades.

While many know the franchise from the video games and gaming culture as a whole, multiple books, animated series’, and other forms of content have been released over the years to drive its popularity across mainstream culture.

However, the question regarding whether or not Halo would be made into a feature film or television series remained a mystery for several years, yet many expected it would happen eventually.

On June 28th, it was announced that SHOWTIME will be ordering a 10-episode season of Halo (working title), which will enter production in 2019 and be executively produced by Kyle Killen.

David Nevins, the President, and CEO of SHOWTIME mentioned how Halo is the ‘most ambitious’ series ever for the network and expects audiences to be ‘thoroughly rewarded’ for their wait.

“Halo is our most ambitious series ever, and we expect audiences who have been anticipating it for years to be thoroughly rewarded […] In the history of television, there simply has never been enough great science fiction. Kyle Killen’s scripts are thrilling, expansive and provocative, Rupert Wyatt is a wonderful, world-building director, and their vision of Halo will enthrall fans of the game while also drawing the uninitiated into a world of complex characters that populate this unique universe.””

Although the series has been officially announced, there has been no word at the time of writing in regards to actors that may be brought on for filming, or when it will be released to the public in the future.

More information can be found on the official Xbox News website.


Cloud9 return to competitive Halo with star championship roster

Published: 5/Oct/2020 20:13 Updated: 5/Oct/2020 20:37

by Albert Petrosyan


Cloud9 have announced that they are re-entering the Halo competitive scene with a new roster stacked with experienced, veteran talent that has won it all.

The prominent esports organization had been absent from competitive Halo since 2016, as their third tenure in the scene was ended after several players left for Team Liquid.

Now, C9 are back in the fold, announcing a new, veteran lineup that’ll lead them back into the esport as the series’ next major title – Halo Infinite – is set to release in early 2021.

Cloud9 Halo roster:

  • Braedon ‘StelluR’ Boettcher
  • Zane ‘Pznguin’ Hearon
  • Kevin ‘Eco’Smith
  • Jonathan ‘Renegade’ Willette
  • Emanuel ‘Hoaxer’ Lovejoy (coach)

All four players formerly featured for the North American-based team Turning Point, which disbanded after all four left in May/June of 2020. The only player who was part of that lineup that’s not been included in C9’s new roster is Swift Kill.

StelluR and Eco, formerly of Splyce and Team Liquid, bring valuable championship experience to the squad after winning the Halo World Championship in 2018 and finishing third the year prior.

Renegade was also part of that Splyce team that won it all in 2018, and he holds the distinction of being the only player ever to have championships in both 2v2 and 4v4 Free-For-All. Last but not least, there’s Pznguin, who rejoins StelluR and Eco after the trio achieved strong success with Team Liquid in 2017.

Kevin ‘Eco’ Smith said in a video released by Cloud9 that he’ll be acting as In-Game Leader.

The team will be coached by Hoaxer, who’s been around competitive Halo since 2011. His coaching accolades include a third-place finish at the HCS Finals in 2018 and fourth-place at the 2018 Halo World Championship.

Cloud9 have yet to reveal the details of their plans to ease back into the Halo scene, so it’s unclear when this new roster will make its debut. But with Infinite set to release in 2021, following a delay, it’ll be exciting to see this championship lineup flex its muscles sooner or later.

Written with contributions from Tanner Pierce.