The long-awaited live-action on the popular video game Halo is coming: when and where to see the adventures of Master Chief
For a long time there has been talk of a live-action on the popular Halo franchise and now the streaming arrival is getting closer. Paramount+ has finally unveiled the first trailer for the TV series that will star Master Chief right on the stage of the 2021 Game Awards.
The new TV series sees actor Pablo Schreiber don the mighty armor of Master Chief, who will once again have to fight to save humanity from the Covenants, who want its extinction. Halo is created and written by Kyle Killen and Steven Kane, while directing are several directors including Otto Bathurst, who also directed Black Mirror. The fictional universe of the 26th century has thus been recreated and will allow fans of the video game to relive the adventures of the protagonist and his companions, making Halo known even to those who are not fans of gaming.
Halo: the plot
Set in the 26th century in a fictional universe where human civilization shares space with other alien civilizations. Just one alliance of alien races, called the Covenant, is determined to do away with the human race. The hope of salvation comes from a Spartan-II soldier, named John-117, but better known as Master Chief. Along with the brilliant scientist Catherine Halsey, who created the Spartan supersoldiers, and Soren-066.
Killen and Kane, who wrote the television series, then created new characters that are not present in the video game. There's the new Master Chief, Vannak-134, supersoldiers Riz-028 and Kai-125 and 16-year-old Kwan Ha.
Halo: the cast
The protagonist Master Chief is played by Pablo Schreiber from the American Gods series, while Dr. Catherine Halsey is actress Natascha McElhone, previously seen in Californication. The voice of the artificial intelligence Cortana is by Jen Taylor, who is also the original voice of the video game.
Other actors in the cast include Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Natasha Culzac, Olive Gray, Yerin Ha, Bentley Kalu, Kate Kennedy, Charlie Murphy and Danny Sapani.
Halo: when to see it
The TV series was announced during the Game Awards 2021 with the presentation of the first official trailer and the time of the launch is getting closer.
Fans will be able to see the live-action Halo streaming on Paramount+ in 2022, probably already in the first months although there is no exact date yet. All that's left to do is wait, it's only a little while away now.