Paramount+ has finally unleashed the first full-length trailer for its upcoming Halo TV series, and there's an awful lot here for fans of the Xbox video game franchise to get excited about.
Crammed full of Easter Eggs, references, and visual throwbacks to the games, this sneak peek makes it clear that Master Chief is "humanity's best weapon" against the alien threat known as the Covenant. However, Master Chief Spartan John-117 won't be controlled by those in charge, and it appears he has his own idea of how to put an end to the invaders: "Find the Halo, win the war."
Halo takes place in the universe that first came to be in 2001, and the series will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure, and a richly imagined vision of the future. Otto Bathurst (Robin Hood) will be directing and executive producing Paramount+'s adaptation of the video games, while Jonathan Liebesman, Roel Reiné, and Jessica Lowrey also direct.
Along with Pablo Schreiber as Master Chief, the cast includes Jen Taylor's return as Cortana after playing that character in that games, along with Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Natasha Culzac, Olive Gray, Yerin Ha, Bentley Kalu, Kate Kennedy, Charlie Murphy, Danny Sapani, Ryan McParland, Burn Gorman, and Fiona O’Shaughnessy.
If this trailer is any indication, we're in for a treat with Halo, which looks like a big budget, exciting series. We're expecting a lot more to be revealed from this one in the weeks to come.
Halo arrives on Paramount+ on March 24.