At long last, fans of Microsoft’s iconic Halo series have something to cheer about. After years of attempts to get a TV or movie off the ground, we finally got our first teaser and the hype is building.
For years, Halo fans everywhere have been waiting for the moment when the popular video game would be brought to Hollywood. Instead of a movie, the FPS is getting its own TV series.
Showtime’s Halo series was first announced back in 2013, with Steven Spielberg serving as executive producer. Since then, production moved to Showtime and was in development for four years until June 28, 2018, when a 10-episode season was ordered.
As things stalled out fans were worried about its future but that fear is now gone as everyone finally got a glimpse of what’s to come.
Halo series reveal trailer
On January 30, Paramount finally revealed the long-awaited official trailer for Halo The Series, which you can view below or via the link here.
Halo series second trailer
Two weeks later and a second Halo show trailer debuted on March 14. This new preview gave a more in-depth look at the first season ahead of its premiere.
The Halo TV series will be debuting on Thursday, March 24 and will be streaming exclusively on Paramount+. Fans who have Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will be able to access a 30-day free trial of Paramount+ from March 23. The trial will only get fans through the first five episodes of the show, meaning you’ll need to pay to see the rest.
It appears just the first episode will be available to begin with, as subsequent episodes follow on a weekly basis from that point on.
Fans can expect nine episodes in total, with a second season greenlit already.
The Halo TV series will notably feature Pablo Schreiber as Master Chief. The actor and the official account revealed a first look at the helmet he will wear in an Instagram post on November 10, 2020.
“Did you think we were finished? We’re just getting started,” the caption read.
Jen Taylor, the voice of Cortana in the games, will reprise her role in the TV show, while Natascha McElhone will portray Catherine Halsey.
The series is set to take place during the 26th-century conflict between humans and the alien species known as the Covenant.
Aside from this, no much is known about the show at the moment, though Showtime CEO David Nevins called it the network’s “most ambitious series ever.”
“We expect audiences who have been anticipating it for years to be thoroughly rewarded,” he added.