London – Content Television, a division of Content Media Corporation, is set to launch the first live-action drama based on Microsoft’s globally renowned Halo franchise at NATPE 2013. The company will debut Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn to international buyers.
The programme delivers a story of heroism and sacrifice; taking new and existing fans back to the beginning as a group of cadets train at the Corbulo Academy of Military Sciences to join the ongoing war with the outer colonial planets.
Produced by Microsoft Studios and 343 Industries, the title recently garnered eight nominations at the upcoming Streamy Awards which includes Best Writing, Best Drama Series and Best Cinematography. Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn is available as a 90-minute feature or 5-episode series for broadcast and online platforms.
Unveiled at San Diego’s Comic-Con in 2012, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn was available for a limited time on Machinima Prime and Halo Waypoint as part of the lead up to the worldwide launch of the Halo 4 game in November 2012. Content Television has now secured worldwide distribution rights across broadcast, online, VOD and home entertainment platforms, with the exception of North America, where Content holds broadcast rights only.
“Forward Unto Dawn was a labour of love for us, a way to introduce people to the Halo universe while simultaneously putting a human face on an epic universe. We, along with a brand new audience of Halo fans, were delighted with the process and the results of extending our franchise into a brand new realm,” said Frank O’Connor, Franchise Development Director at 343 Industries.