Halo TV show live on Paramount Plus gets its first brief teaser
Long-term work Halo TV shows finally has its first – very brief – trailer, revealed today at Microsoft’s 20th anniversary Xbox event, giving a first look at the live-action adaptation of the iconic games.
The teaser is very Anyway, offering just a few close-ups of Master Chief’s Mjolnir armor (which must be completed by American gods‘Pablo Schreiber on the live show), before a voice that looks a lot like Cortana (Jen Taylor, reprising her role from the games) says “Hello, Master Chief.”
Halo has had several live action attempts already, including Halo: Landing (a series of promotional short films produced as Halo 3 ads), Halo 4: Onward Until Dawn (a web series that served as a marketing campaign for Halo 4), and Halo: nightfall (a prequel series to Halo 5: Guardians). Halo on Paramount Plus, however, appears to be the most ambitious attempt yet to adapt the sci-fi franchise.
It is not yet clear what Halo will in fact be beyond the main features of the franchise or if it will be to adapt the games already released, to tell a new story or to exist in another space of the Halo universe.
It’s been a long road for live-action Halo series, which is slated to debut on Paramount Plus sometime in 2022. The show was first announced in 2018 as a Showtime series, before becoming a Paramount exclusive earlier this year following delays production linked to COVID.
But with the teaser released today, it looks like fans won’t have to wait too long.