A television adaptation of Halo has been in the works for the better part of a decade – and the first shot of the series has finally seen the light of day.
Paramount+ has released a short trailer for the long-awaited series, showing the first shots of Pablo Schreiber as the Spartan Superman Master Chief. The teaser shows his scarred back and the character wearing a familiar suit from behind, with a female voice saying “Hello, Master Chief.”
In addition to Schreiber, the cast also includes Natascha McElhone, Jen Taylor, Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Natasha Culzac, Olive Grey, Yerin Ha, Bentley Kalu, Kate Kennedy, Charlie Murphy and Danny Sapani.
The series, produced by Showtime, 343 Industries, and Amblin Entertainment, has come a long way to a planned 2022 release. It was announced in 2014, when Xbox Entertainment Studios was close to reaching a deal to develop the show, with plans at the time to first run on Showtime before it became available on Xbox consoles.
Showtime ordered the series in 2018, with Kyle Killen (Awake, Lone Star) as showrunner and Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) directly accompanies some episodes.
Wyatt left the series at the end of 2018 due to scheduling conflicts and Otto Bathurst (His Dark Material, Peak Veil) became a director. In March 2019, Steven Kane (The Last Ship, The Closer) came on board as a co-presenter, overseeing the actual production in Budapest while Killen oversaw the writing and production in the US (in fact, Killen requested a co-presenter). mat).
Both Killen and Kane have left the show: Killen quietly left at the end of 2019, while Kane parted ways after wrapping up production.
In February of this year, ViacomCBS moved Halo from Showtime to Paramount+, shortly before the streamer’s rebranding and the former CBS All Access expansion. The film is slated to release in 2022.
See the trailer below.