You would think that bringing Halo, one of the biggest, best and most loved video games to the screen would be a forgone conclusion, right? Well, this is Hollywood, so…

Halo has jumped around all over the place. First a movie, several writers, directors and studios later it then moved to TV. Probably a better home for it due to the expanded storytelling possibilities. Things are looking hopeful again with the news that the ViacomCBS streaming restructure will set it up at a new home.

Moving from Showtime to the Paramount+ streaming service is a vote of confidence in Halo.

Showtime, 343 Industries and Amblin Television are already deep in production in Budapest, Hungary and Paramount+ will air the show in H1 2022. (Paramount pushes movies to 2021)

Pablo Schreiber leads the cast which will follow the game storyline of a 26th century battle between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant. With more than 81 million copies of the games sold, the built in fan base could be huge as long as they don’t mess this up.

Original director Steven Spielberg remains as executive producer along with Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey for Amblin. The long and tortuous development has meant this thing has picked up other executive producers like a dog picks up fleas with Steven Kane, Otto Bathurst, Toby Leslie, Kyle Killen, Scott Pennington ,Kiki Wolfkill, Frank O’Connor and Bonnie Ross all along for the ride and for the points.