A new teaser trailer for the upcoming Halo TV series by Paramount has been released ahead of The Game Awards this week, teasing a full trailer reveal. The teaser shows a group of Spartan soldiers gearing up, though it offers no story details or release date. However, we’ll likely get this information at The Game Awards tomorrow.
Paramount will produce a live-action Halo TV series in partnership with Xbox. From the few details we do know so far, Master Chief will play a key role in the series, though it hasn’t entirely been confirmed yet if he’ll be front and center as the protagonist. This new teaser promises a look at new Spartan soldiers, though little else is known about the plot.
The Halo TV series will star The Wire and Orange Is The New Black star Pablo Schreiber as Master Chief, who is described as “Earth’s most advanced warrior in the 26th century and the only hope of salvation for a civilization pushed to the brink of destruction by the Covenant, an unstoppable alliance of alien worlds committed to the destruction of humanity.”
Judging by the sound of comments made by developer 343 Industries, Master Chief will likely be the star of the show (and gratefully so, since Halo 5: Guardians was met with a divisive reception upon launch when it focused on Spartan Locke as a protagonist, mostly relegating Master Chief to a secondary character). Speaking to IGN, studio head of Halo transmedia Kiki Wolfkill stated:
“Probably the biggest challenge with adapting the game is, the game is designed to put you into Chief’s armour,” she said. “What we’re asking people to do with the show is to sort of sit back and say we’re going to present a side of Chief that you just don’t get to play in the game. For the television series, you want to be able to do something new in Halo and we want people to be able to experience it differently and there’s such as responsibility.”
The Halo TV series airs in the first quarter of 2022.