Halo TV Show Trailer Reveals Live-Action Covenant Aliens & Cortana

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Halo TV Show Trailer Reveals Live-Action Covenant Aliens & Cortana

The full trailer for the Paramount+ series has been revealed. The new series, based on the successful Halo video game series from Bungie and XBOX, will star Pablo Schreiber as Master Chief, Jen Taylor as Cortana, Natascha McElhone as Dr. Catherine Halsey, Bokeem Woodbine as Soren-066, Shabana Azmi as Admiral Margaret Parangosky, Yerin Ha as Quan Ah, and Charlie Murphy as Makee. Halo is created by Steven Kane (The Last Ship) and Kyle Killen (Mind Games).

The Halo series will be based on the video games, but will follow a new “Silver Timeline,” which is said to pull from existing Halo lore, history, canon, and characters, but won’t be beholden to every event that’s transpired throughout the games. This allows the show to exist independently of the game franchise, while still following along with the bigger (and smaller) aspects that give the franchise its identity. The show’s timeline will be very similar, but will ultimately remain separate, and there will be “surprises, differences, and twists that will run parallel, but not identically to core canon.

The new full trailer for the Halo series has dropped from Paramount+, giving fans their first look at the bigger vision for the show outside of the teases that have been shown thus far. Schrieber is shown in full Master Chief battle attire, as well as the first look at a number of Halo-specific characters, weapons, vehicles, and locations. In addition, the launch date for the series has also been revealed, which is set for March 24, 2022. Take a look at the trailer below:

Schreiber is best known for his role in American Gods as Mad Sweeney, as well as his humorous turn in Netflix’s Orange is the New Black as George “Pornstache” Mendez. He recently appeared in the Apple TV+ show Defending Jacob with Chris Evans and was also in the features 13 Hours, Den of Theives, Skyscraper, and First Man. McElhone was previously in Showtime’s Californication with David Duchovny and Hotel Portofino for Britbox. Woodbine was recently seen on FX’s Fargo as well as in the role of Shocker in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

There’s both excitement and trepidation for the Halo series, as it’s been traditionally difficult to adapt video games to live-action, particularly in a series format. While there have been successful transitions in the past, including Mortal Kombat, Sonic The Hedgehog, Tomb Raider, etc. there are more that fall flat than succeed. The new looks promising, though, showing off a deliberate attention to detail on what makes the game special, while also teasing something new and different that may appeal to both hardcore gaming fans and casual viewers.

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