Ahead of Xbox’s 20th Anniversary event, a teaser for Paramount+’s upcoming live-action Halo TV series apparently leaked early on Facebook ads, providing a glimpse at Master Chief. You can check out the teaser below:
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In the series adaptation, Halo will take place in the universe that first came to be in 2001, dramatizing an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant. Halo will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure, and a richly imagined vision of the future.
Pablo Schreiber (13 Hours, American Gods, Orange Is the New Black) will be playing Master Chief, the iconic Spartan super soldier and humanity’s last hope against the alien Covenant. Joining him are Natasha McElhone (Californication) as both Dr. Catherine Halsey and Cortana, Bokeem Woodbine (Overlord) as Soren-066, Shabana Azmi (Fire) as Admiral Margaret Parangosky, Bentley Kalu (Avengers: Age of Ultron) as Spartan Vannak-134, Natasha Culzac (The Witcher) as Spartan Riz-028, Kate Kennedy (Catastrophe) as Spartan Kai-125, and more.
Otto Bathurst (Robin Hood, Peaky Blinders, Black Mirror) will be directing and executive producing Paramount+’s adaptation of the Halo series. Based on the award-winning and record-shattering Xbox franchise, the 10-episode season will be written by showrunner and executive producer Kyle Killen (Awake) who co-created the series along with fellow writer and executive producer Steven Kane.
Halo is produced by Showtime in association with Microsoft and 343 Industries, along with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television. Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank will executive produce for Amblin Television. The series is set to premiere in 2022.
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Reinventing how people think about video games, Halo and has grown into a global entertainment phenomenon. The franchise has sold more than 77 million copies worldwide and has grossed more than $5 billion in sales.