Awesome news for sci-fi tv today! At the Xbox One unveiling today (by the way, really creative name Microsoft), it was announced that a Halo TV series is in being created exclusively for Xbox Live subscribers. Yup, one of the biggest sci-fi video game franchises is headed for the small screen!
I guess they are getting in the TV production market similarly to Netflix and Amazon. There isn’t much information on this project available yet, though Spielberg will be involved in some way (probably as producer) which is a good early sign for the quality we can hope to expect! But if its anything like District 9/ Elysium director’s short Halo film (see below), I’ll be watching!
What do you think of a Halo tv show? Will you be tuning in?
Well, Syfy giveth and Syfy taketh. After the awesome early season 2 renewal of Defiance, Warehouse 13 has been renewed (and effectively cancelled) with a final 5th season order of only 6 episodes.
I never actually got around to watching this show but I’ve heard good things. Sorry to see another sci-fi show bite the dust and hopefully Syfy’s replaces it with some quality content (more Clandestine or High Moon and less wrestling please). And seriously, what’s with these final mini-seasons? Nikita just got a final season order of 6 eps too. Weird. Hopefully they can end it off right for the fans.
What are your thoughts on this? Sad to see W13 end?
Good news! Defiance, which has had 4 very solid episodes so far (nothing ground-breaking yet but still entertaining) has received an early renewal from Syfy for a 13 episodes season 2! Production will begin in August and the season will premier in early 2014.
Good to hear Syfy is actually standing by their new show, especially considering how expensive it is to produce and that its number have been decent but not amazing. The show has a lot of room for improvement and often shows find their footing in their second season (cough cough SGU cough cough) so its good to hear that Defiance will have more time to grow and improve.
What do you think of Defiance so far? Worthy of a second season?
I don’t play EVE but I’ve heard a lot about it and it does look pretty damn cool. Need proof? Check out the video below:
Its too bad I don’t have the time for MMOs, I feel like I could really get into the universe. Well lucky for me, it was announced recently that they are making a TV show based on the EVE universe telling real stories from players of the game (from what I’ve heard, it can be get very interesting). They are accepting stories here.
I think this is super cool, croudsourcing the game players for stories is a neat idea and I hope that this show turns out nicely, which will depend on many other things as well including the CG budget since the show will most likely be a BSG-ish space opera show. Well, only time will tell but I’ll be tuning in!
Do you play EVE? Got an interesting stories? What are your thoughts on an EVE TV show?