On Sunday, the complete trailer for Paramount+’s “Halo” adaption will be released. “Halo”, based on the popular XBox video game, is set in the 26th century and depicts a struggle between humans and an extraterrestrial race known as The Covenant. The series stars Pablo Schrieber as Master Chief, Natascha McElhone as Dr. Catherine Halsey, Yerin Ha as Kwan Ha, Charlie Murphy as Makee, Shabana Azmi as Admiral Margaret Parangosky, and Bokeem Woodbine as Soren-066, and is conceived and written by Steven Kane (The Last Ship) and Kyle Killen (Awake).
The different characters, clothes, weaponry, and locales that have made the “Halo” franchise so popular have been revealed in recent teaser trailers, including Master Chief, the genre’s most renowned figure. Various glimpses of Schrieber in character have been seen, including hints of his scarred physique and far more than has ever been shown in the game series. Master Chief’s portrayal in the series is claimed to depict an aspect of the character that isn’t playable in the game.
The first complete trailer for “Halo” will debut on Sunday, January 30 during the halftime of the AFC Championship Game on CBS, according to Halo on Paramount+ on Twitter. This is likely to offer significantly more than has been published thus far, including a full reveal of Schrieber’s portrayal of Master Chief and the other main characters in the video game adaption. There’s no news on how long the trailer will be, but it’ll most likely be around 2 to 2.5 minutes long. Take a look at the following announcement:
Suit up Spartans, the wait is almost over. The official trailer for #HaloTheSeries lands this Sunday during halftime of the AFC Championship Game on @CBS and @ParamountPlus. pic.twitter.com/fRzZ1Ml6cD
— Halo on Paramount+ (@HaloTheSeries) January 25, 2022
In the last few decades, numerous attempts have been made to adapt “Halo” to live-action, including a 2005 version from Peter Jackson and Neil Blomkamp. Despite a big bidding war for the property, however, nothing ever came of the adaptation. Despite this, the “Halo” franchise thrived, with sequels and spinoffs, merchandise, and comic books, among other things. Halo Infinite, the latest recent game, was published in December 2021.
It’s uncertain how much information Paramount+ will give and how much they’ll keep hidden, but “Halo” aficionados won’t want to miss the reveal next week. While many fans are eagerly awaiting the show’s outcome, the sneak peeks so far have been promising. It’s hard to please all fans, but as long as the series’ heart and spirit are present, “Halo” has the potential to be something extraordinary, even if the outcome is out of the players’ hands.