First trailer for Halo TV series

The show will broadcast on streaming service Paramount+ which hasn't yet launched here in the UK.

The first official trailer for the TV adaptation of the hugely popular video game franchise Halo has arrived. 

Set in a different timeline, Pablo Schreiber stars as a genetically engineered super soldier called Master Chief who leads a team against an invading alien force known as The Covenant. 

“An epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, HALO the series will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future,” reads the official plot synopsis. 

Jen Taylor is set to reprise her role from the video games as Master Chief’s AI assistant Cortana and she’ll be joined by Natascha McElhone as Dr Catherine Elizabeth Halsey and Rafael Fernandez as Captain Jacob Keyes.

New characters created for the show include soldiers Spartan Vannak 134 (Bentley Kalu), Spartan Riz-028 (Natasha Culzac), Spartan Kai-125 (Kate Kennedy) and Kwan (Yerin Ha). 

Halo was developed and written by Kyle Killen and Steven Kane with the former also set to serve as showrunner. The first two episodes of the series will be directed by Peaky Blinders’ Otto Bathhurst. 

It'll premiere in the US on Paramount+ on March 24th, a streaming service which is due to launch here in the UK sometime in early 2022. 

There have been many attempts to turn the Halo franchise into a live-action project since the release of the first game in 2001. Such major names as Steven Spielberg, Ex Machina’s Alex Garland and Neil Blomkamp were all attached or involved at some point. 

Source: IndieWire

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