TVLine Items: XBox Orders Live-Action Halo Series, Rena Sofer to Bold and Beautiful and More

Halo TV Series XboxGamers, take note: A live-action Halo series is in the works.

MSN is adapting the famed video game franchise of the same name into a live-action show exclusively for Xbox Live, with über-director Steven Spielberg tapped to executive-produce, Variety reports.

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The project was announced Tuesday during the launch of the new Xbox One console.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• Daytime Emmy winner Rena Sofer has joined The Bold and the Beautiful, TV Guide Magazine reports. The General Hospital alumna — who’ll make her debut July 12 — will play Quinn Fuller. Quinn is the mother of Wyatt Fuller, who in turn will be played by fellow B&B newcomer Darin Brooks.

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• Netflix has picked up Ricky Gervais’ British series Derek; the streaming video service plans to launch all seven episodes on Sept. 12.

• VH1 will air The Gossip Table, a new morning show featuring a panel that includes Chloe Melas from TVLine’s sister site, this summer. The series debuts June 3.

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Comments (12)

  • Derek is great

    Comment by Joao Gordinho – May 21, 2013 11:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Rena was and is Lois

    Comment by sean – May 21, 2013 11:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Any word on a Heroes revival?

    Comment by steven – May 21, 2013 12:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Heroes is hopefully dead where it should stay.

    Comment by Midori – May 21, 2013 12:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Heroes in its form at the end of the run is hopefully dead. I wouldn’t mind a retool/reboot of the show, with all new heroes. Perhaps one character could return to bridge the gap, but that is it.

      Comment by Sg. Grant – May 21, 2013 01:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Just make a new show.

        Heroes = X-men. There has been Alphas and many other, just make a new show and forget the mess that was Heroes.

        Comment by Midori – May 21, 2013 02:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • The Tomorrow People seems like the new Heroes, but with a better storyline. Can’t go wrong with Mark Pellegrino.

          Comment by John – May 22, 2013 12:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’d be more excited if Mass Effect was being turned into a series

    Comment by madbengalsfan85 – May 21, 2013 01:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • YES! :D Never thought I’d ever talk or hear about Mass Effect on this website. But Mass Effect has more appeal to me than Halo does.

      Comment by Alex H – May 21, 2013 03:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Personally, my dream show is a Fallout series on HBO. Jack Huston can play a ghoul character; he’s already got the voice down.

      Comment by Superhero – May 21, 2013 07:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This may be unrealistic, but it would be nice to see Peter Jackson or Neill Blomkamp direct an episode or two, considering they were linked to the failed movie attempt…

    Comment by Kiwi – May 21, 2013 06:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
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