Master Chief finally getting ready to take action. Paramount Plus has released the official trailer for the highly anticipated science fiction series “Halo.” First look footage also revealed the 24 March premiere date. Based on Xbox Game Studios’ bestselling franchise of fps video games, “Halo” is set in the 26th century and focuses on the adventures of Master Chief (Pablo Schreiber), a cybernetically enhanced super-soldier known as Spartan.
While details of the live-action series’ plot are kept secret, most of the games in the “Halo” series focus on UNSC’s battle with an alien theocracy known as the Covenant. The trailer featuring Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” features the Master Chief in action, seen with multiple large-scale battles, alien planets, and energy swords.
In addition to Schreiber in “Halo,” Spartan program creator Dr. It will also star Natascha McElhone as Catherine Halsey and Jen Taylor, who is re-dubbing as AI Cortana from the “Halo” video games. The main cast consists of Yerin Ha, Charlie Murphy, Shabana Azmi, Bokeem Woodbine, Olive Grey, Kate Kennedy, Natasha Culzac, Bentley Kalu, Danny Sapani, and Jesse Tyler Ridgway. The live-action “Halo” series has been in development since 2013 and was originally scheduled to be produced as an Xbox One exclusive show, by the now-defunct Xbox Entertainment Studios.
“Halo” was pushed to be screened by Showtime in 2018 and began filming in October 2019 before taking a break from production in 2020 due to Covid-19. It was announced last February that the series had been moved from Showtime to Paramount Plus. The “Halo” series is run by Showtime with 343 Industries, the current developer of the “Halo” video games, on behalf of the game studio by Kiki Wolfkill, Frank O’Connor, and Bonnie Ross.