Paramount+ unveiled a first look teaser for its series adaptation of Halo’s popular video game.
It’s taken almost a decade for “Halo” to transition from Xbox game to television series, but the show is slated to air in the first quarter of 2022.
Pablo Schreiber stars as Master Chief, the video game’s main protagonist. Paramount+’s upcoming series dramatises an epic conflict in the 26th century where humans battle an alien threat known as the Covenant. Deeply drawn personal stories are interwoven with action, adventure, and a rich vision of the future.
The trailer makes it look like the series is a prequel to the game that shows how Master Chief became the chosen one destined to lead the United Nations Space Command in a battle against the Covenant.
The trailer is narrated by Dr Catherine Halsey, played by Natascha McElhone. Halsey is the brilliant, conflicted and inscrutable creator of the Spartan super soldiers. A scene shows that people are getting ready for a war against the alien force in the 26th century.
Watch the trailer below.
Halo also features Jen Taylor as Cortana, the most advanced AI in human history and potentially the key to the survival of the human race.
Additional stars include Yerin Ha as Kwan Ha; Charlie Murphy plays Makee; Admiral Margaret Parangosky, the Director of ONI(Office of Naval Intelligence), is played by Shabana Azmi. Actors including Bokeem Woodbine, Danny Sapani, Bentley Kalu, Natasha Culzac, Olive Gray, and Kate Kennedy will be part of the main cast.
Steven Spielberg is the executive producer of the series and has been involved with it long before it was announced in 2013. The show was eventually revealed as a Showtime series and began filming in late 2019 before ceasing production once the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
Parent company ViacomCBS announced in February 2021 that it was moving “Halo” from Showtime to Paramount+.