While the team behind the upcoming Halo TV series from Showtime continue to work on making this vision a reality despite the impositions placed by the continued spread of COVID-19, there's a unique new contest running that gives fans a chance to be a part of the action! For those curious, here's how you can be an extra on the upcoming Halo TV series from Showtime!
Microsoft started a new contest in an effort to raise money for charity with the All-In Challenge campaign. This contest will allow Halo fans to enter in the limited-edition offer for the hopes of winning an all-inclusive trip to Budapest to be an extra on the actual Halo TV show from Showtime. Full gear, full setup - it's the ultimate Halo fan's dream!
Since this is a contest driven to raise money for charity, those that enter will need to put their money where their mouth is. The minimum entry to win the option to be an extra is 10 dollars and each applicant has the option to enter into this contest 200 times for $100. Want to sweeten that pot? The winner will also get a chance to work out with Master Chief himself with the actor Pablo Schreiber while also getting a chance to ride in an IRL Warthog and play with a Needler replica. What more could you want?!
The winner, in addition to all of the nifty prizes detailed above, will also get to meet the rest of the cast and crew and all in the name of charity. Interested? Good, because the charity is raising money in the hopes of donating all proceeds to Feeding America, World Central Kitchen, No Kid Hungry, and Meal on Wheels.
As for the show itself, the upcoming series doesn't have an exact release date, though it is slated for a 2021 launch. Assuming that COVID-19 hasn't completely derailed those plans, fans should expect the upcoming show to land next year. For those as excited as we are, the latest Halo series adaptation of the beloved Xbox franchise will follow the familiar trails of the Xbox (and now PC) games with a full focus on the 26th-century conflict between the Covenant and humanity. Showtime also added that it will "weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure, and a richly imagined vision of the future."
With Awake's Kyle Killen and The Last Ship's Steven Kane as the current showrunners, it will be very interesting to see how this team develops this series in a way that does the franchise justice while also honoring what fans love most about Master Chief and his journey thus far. Though this TV series isn't the first live-action adaptation, it could be exactly what Halo fans want, especially with 343 Industries hard at work on Halo: Infinite and its arrival for the next generation with the Xbox Series X.
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What are your thoughts on the Halo TV series from Showtime and the option to win all of those amazing prizes seen above? Hit us up with your burning desires over on Twitter @PrimaGames and also be sure to enter this awesome contest for yourself right here!