A big-budget screen adaptation of Microsoft’s “Halo” franchise has been in the works for several years and it finally looks like something is ready to happen with the newest streaming platform on the block Paramount+.
Paramount+ are bringing out some big guns with Dexter: New Blood on their roster and the Dan Brown series “The Lost Symbol”, so we know they are willing to put the dollars behind making this more than a fan-fiction show and more in line with the quality we have expected from the video game franchise.
The other impressive thing about the show is they aren’t messing around with secondary characters from the franchise. Let’s be honest, if we want a Halo show we want to see Master Chief and Cortana and that is exactly what we are going to get.
Take a look at the Halo teaser.
A brief first trailer for Halo The Series, snuck online this week and shows the actor Pablo Schrieber suiting up as Master Chief ready to do his bit in the 26th-century war between the United Nations Space Command and the alien Covenant. You don’t see his face, and let’s hope that mystery stays through the series in a similar way to how they achieved a brilliant series like The Mandalorian without barely showing that main characters face, or even like the film Dredd, keeping the helmet on Karl Urban the entire time really made the fans of 2000 AD comics very happy.
There is still a little while to wait although we are hearing that it is due in the first quarter we still won’t see Halo: The Series until 2022 on Paramount+.
Starring: Pablo Schreiber as Master Chief, Natascha McElhone as Dr. Catherine Halsey, Jen Taylor as Cortana
The show was originally set for Showtime as we reported here but it moved to Paramount+ and we understand it is still a 10 episode order.