Paramount Plus has shared the first full-length trailer for its upcoming Halo TV series, offering fans an extended peek at how the live-action adaption of Microsoft and 343 Industries’ blockbuster shooter franchise has turned out.
The trailer suggests that Paramount’s Halo series will be a real treat for long-time followers of the franchise, as the designers have done an admirable job of bringing some of its most recognizable characters and vehicles to life. Those would include the Elites, which can be seen battling it out with the Master Chief in one sequence, and fan-favorite ships such as the Pelican in another.
That said, Halo fans will have to warm themselves up to at least two major changes that deviate greatly from the games they know and love. One is the absence of Steve Downes, who has served as the voice of the Master Chief in every mainline Halo installment. The other is Cortana, who has seemingly received a complete makeover and now looks more like a normal human, without any of the purple or blue that she’s traditionally been bathed in.
“Dramatizing an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, Halo the series will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future,” a description for the show reads.
“In a war for humanity’s very survival, our deadliest weapon is our greatest hope. See Master Chief, Cortana, the Covenant, and the other Spartans of Silver Team more in this epic trailer for the new Paramount+ Original Series, Halo. Find the Halo, win the war.”
Halo will be available to stream exclusively on Paramount Plus beginning on Thursday, March 24. According to a recent article shared on Halo Waypoint, the show will take place on a separate timeline called the “Silver Timeline,” one that features non-canon story elements.
Source: Paramount Plus