As we anticipated a few days ago, the official Halo trailer will debut tonight during the AFC match on CBS and Paramount.
when it will be late at night in Italy. In the meantime, however, a short taste is available.
The series, based on the famous video game by Bungie Studios , stars Master Chief ( Pablo Schreiber ), a member of a group of super soldiers called Spartans . Genetically engineered to keep the peace on Earth’s colonies, the Spartans become essential to humanity when a war against the Covenant aliens breaks out .
In addition to showing various unedited scenes, this montage allows us to hear the voice of Cortana ( Natascha McElhone ), the artificial intelligence that assists the hero in his missions. The series was supposed to air on Showtime , but ViacomCBS found it more appropriate to move it to the new Paramount + service , where it will be released in the first quarter of 2022.
The anticipation of the trailer
— Halo on Paramount+ (@HaloTheSeries) January 29, 2022
The cast includes Pablo Schreiber ( Master Chief ), Natascha McElhone ( Dr. Catherine Halsey and Cortana ), Bokeem Woodbine ( Soren-066 ), Shabana Azmi ( Admiral Margaret Parangosky ), Bentley Kalu (Spartan Vannak-134 ), Natasha Culzac ( Spartan Riz-028 ) and Kate Kennedy (Spartan Kai-125 ).
Following the departure of Rupert Wyatt ( Rise of the Planet of the Apes ) and Michael J. Bassett ( Silent Hill: Revelation ) due to agenda issues, Halo will be directed by Otto Bathurst , the same as Peaky Blinders, Black Mirror and the last Robin Hood .
War in the 26th century
The official description illustrates the series as “an epic 26th century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant” , with an “imaginative future where deep personal stories unfold . ”
Showrunner and production
Showtime has ordered 10 episodes of the series, giving Kyle Killen ( Lone Star, Awake ) and Steven Kane ( The Closer, The Last Ship ) the role of showrunner ; both, however, left the show. Production is handled by Amblin Television, Showtime and Microsoft / 343 Industries .