Video game developer 343 Industries has been working with Showtime for about 5 years now on making a Halo TV show a reality. On a recent podcast, 343 Industries transmedia chief Kiki Wolfkill compared the Halo TV show to Game of Thrones.
“A lot of the background of Halo is this sort of political drama. It’s something that [is touched on] really lightly in the games and you see more of in some of the other mediums. Some of that [Game of Thrones-style] complexity is interesting.”
But true Game of Thrones fans might be disappointed by the comparison.
“No incest planned at all for this show.”
The Halo TV series is being developed as a Showtime series showrun by Kyle Killen (Awake) and Steven Kane (The Last Ship) who also serve as executive producers. Production is set to begin this fall.
Could Halo fit the Game of Thrones sized hole in our hearts? We’ll see.