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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  1. Joao Gordinho says:

    Derek is great

  2. sean says:

    Rena was and is Lois

  3. steven says:

    Any word on a Heroes revival?

  4. Midori says:

    Heroes is hopefully dead where it should stay.

    • Sg. Grant says:

      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.

      • Midori says:

        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.

        • John says:

          The Tomorrow People seems like the new Heroes, but with a better storyline. Can’t go wrong with Mark Pellegrino.

  5. madbengalsfan85 says:

    I’d be more excited if Mass Effect was being turned into a series

    • Alex H says:

      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.

    • Superhero says:

      Personally, my dream show is a Fallout series on HBO. Jack Huston can play a ghoul character; he’s already got the voice down.

  6. Kiwi says:

    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…

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