At the recent Xbox Anniversary Celebration, the company revealed a brand new teaser trailer for their upcoming live-action Halo TV series, which has been confirmed to launch in 2022 on Paramount Plus. The TV series was originally announced at the launch of the Xbox One, but it has now resurfaced and seems to be making good progress.
The live-action Halo TV series’ teaser trailer doesn’t give too much away except showing Master Chief’s iconic Mjolnir armor in all its live-action glory. We hear Jen Taylor’s voice of Cortana greet the Chief before the video ends. Xbox confirmed that the series will launch on Paramount Plus sometime in 2022, though no exact release date was provided.
This isn’t the first time that Xbox has attempted to adapt Halo into a live-action format, as previous marketing campaigns led to some interesting efforts. Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn was a web series that marketed Halo 4, Halo: Nightfall acted as a live-action prequel series to Halo 5: Guardians, and most famously, Halo: Landfall was a series of flashy live-action ads that promoted Halo 3 (notably receiving help from District 9 director Neill Blomkamp, who was at one point attached to make a live-action Halo film of his own).
It’s unclear how this live-action series will approach adapting Halo‘s universe. It might directly adapt the story from the games, focusing on Master Chief’s first adventures from Combat Evolved all the way through to present, or could branch off in its own direction and tell a completely different story. Either way, it looks like Master Chief will be front and center of this TV series, which is excellent news considering he’s the face of the franchise.
The live-action Halo series is coming sometime in 2022 for Paramount Plus.
Source: Entertainment Weekly