Steven Spielberg will be the executive producer on an upcoming live-action Halo TV series, which will feature exclusive interactive Xbox One content, Microsoft announced during the unveiling of the new entertainment console.

Created in partnership with 343 industries and Xbox Entertainment Studios, the series will re-envision the multibillion-dollar game franchise. Halo is a first-person shooter game where the protagonist fighting against an alliance of aliens in an attempt to save humankind.

The Xbox One is the first new Xbox in 8 years, and aspires to be an all-in-one entertainment console where one can play video games, watch movies and TV, etc. The voice-commanded entertainment box switches channels and input source seamlessly.

Spielberg already had a busy development season ahead of him prior to coming on board as the Halo series executive producer. Lucky 7 was picked up by ABC this month and he’s also producing CBS’ adaptation of Steven King’s Under the Dome that hits the air in June. Furthermore, TNT is developing two scripted dramas from Spielberg’s Amblin Television – Portal House and a reimagined Peter Gunn series.

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