Paramount Plus has released a trailer for its highly anticipated “Halo” TV show, based on the popular and long-running sci-fi Xbox video game series, Variety reports.
The TV adaptation follows Pablo Schrieber as Master Chief, the lead protagonist in several of the “Halo” video games, who is a green helmeted super-soldier known as a Spartan. Natascha McElhone will play Dr. Catherine Halsey, the creator of the Spartans soldiers, and Jen Taylor will voice Cortana, the most advanced AI in human history who is potentially the key to the survival of the human race.
Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Bentley Kalu, Natasha Culzac, Kate Kennedy, Danny Sapani, Olive Gray and Charlie Murphy round out the cast.
A live-action adaptation of “Halo” has been in the works for years. Production had originally begun on the nine-episode first season in late 2019 before it was forced to shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was announced that the show would move from Showtime to Paramount Plus in February 2021.
While the trailer isn’t revealing exact release date, it is still confirmed that Halo will premiere on Paramount+ sometime in 2022. The television series will consist of a total of 9 episodes with roughly 50-60 minute runtimes. Currently, Halo has an estimated budget of $200 million, with episodes being directed by Otto Bathurst, Jonathan Liebesman, M.J. Bassett, Roel Reine, and Jet Wilkinson. There are reportedly already talks for a second season, but the second season has not been given a green light as of yet.