The Halo series was unveiled during a first trailer broadcast at halftime of an American football game. We can discover Master Chief but also other emblematic characters of the license like Cortana.
It’s been long awaited: the Halo series has finally revealed itself through a trailer. Broadcast at halftime of an American football match, it lasts a little less than two minutes. This is the second preview we have of the production, after the short teaser released last December at the Games Awards.
We see there Master Chief, played by Pablo Schreiber. The universe seems well transcribed, both in terms of scenery, vehicles and characters. The trailer also shows us Dr. Halsey (Natasha McElhone) as well as Cortana. The latter is embodied by Jen Taylor, who was already doubling her in the series of games.
Halo, a series dreamed of for a long time
Halo will follow the first steps of Master Chief, aka John-117. He is a super soldier created by Doctor Hasley to fight the Covenant threat (warlike aliens). Note that this series does not take place in the universe of games strictly speaking, but in its own continuity called “Silver Timeline”.
Halo is a series which took a long time to arrive. From the release of the first game on Xbox, projects for series or films have emerged and major directors have shown interest, such as Peter Jackson, Neil Blompkamp or Steven Spielberg. Finally, it is Spielberg who produces via his company Amblin. His project has been in the making since 2018.
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Note, however, that this is not the first time that the saga is declined in series. Indeed, two web-series had already been produced to accompany the release of Halo 4 then Halo 5 (Forward Unto Dawn and Nightfall). But this time it’s different, as it’s a “real” series that stands on its own and wants to speak to gamers and laypeople alike.
The Halo series will consist of 10 episodes and will land on the streaming service Paramount+ on March 24. This date only concerns the United States. For Europe, no date or platform has yet been announced.