Following the short teaser released last month, Paramount Plus has launched the first full trailer for the upcoming live-action Halo TV series at the 2021 Game Awards, ahead of the show's streaming release in 2022. The trailer gives us a look at new footage featuring star Pablo Schreiber (American Gods) as the armored super-soldier, Master Chief, and Jen Taylor, who will reprise her role from the games, as Master Chief's AI companion, Cortana.
Watch the trailer for the live-action Halo TV series below:
The new Halo trailer doesn't reveal major plot details from the show, but Paramount did say that it "will take place in the universe" as the Halo games and see humanity face off against the alien forces of the Covenant. However, it's still not clear if the TV series will adapt the games directly or tell its own story within the franchise's universe. The trailer also gives us a look at Natascha McElhone as Dr. Catherine Halsey, the creator of both the Spartan super-soldier program and Cortana.
First announced in 2018, the Halo TV series was originally set to air on Showtime, but after production was delayed following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the show was shifted to become a streaming exclusive on the recently relaunched Paramount Plus streaming platform, where the popular series could help bring in new subscribers. Filming began in 2019, and there are a total of 10 episodes ordered for the series.
The military American sci-fi series is developed by Kyle Killen and Steven Kane for the streaming service, and it's produced by Amblin Television, Showtime Networks, and 343 Industries.
Paramount's Halo TV series will debut in 2022, exclusively on Paramount+.