Popular video game Halo is getting a series on Paramount+
Gamer or not, it would be surprising if you hadn’t heard of Halo.
After nine years of planning, the high-profile Bungie game is finally getting its own TV series adaptation of the conflict between humanity and an alien threat on Paramount+, and we’ve now got a date – March 24th.
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What To Expect
Video game adaptations are especially tough- but Paramount+ is hoping to put an end to that.
Whether you’re an avid Halo fanatic or quite simply have no idea what I’m talking about, the plotline of the series is promised to be something everyone can follow. That’s not to say it won’t be jam-packed full of Halo references for those who’ve played, but regular non-Halo watchers can join the party without the stress of total confusion.
Without diving too deep, Halo is a highly complex fictional universe based in the 26th-century where humans have colonized hundreds of worlds in Earth’s interstellar neighbourhood, only to stumble upon a hostile alliance of aliens bent on humanity’s destruction known as the Covenant.
The actual series is set to weave personal stories with action, adventure, and a vision of the future, boasting the iconic Steven Spielberg in its arsenal of executive producers. It will establish its own continuity – separate from that of the games and its various tie-ins – without hugely affecting the original and loved Halo mythos. To put it simply, this is not a series that is just a live-action remake of the video games, rather a series built off the framework of Halo.
Halo will take place in the universe that came to be after the release of Xbox®’s first “Halo” game in 2001. It will dramatize the conflict between humans and the Covenant (hostile aliens, as mentioned above) in a sci-fi action fashion with Master Chief John 117 (Pablo Schreiber) at the helm.
Side note for fans- it’s set to change the timeline for the Master Chief in a mix of old and new twists.
Be prepared for a few names you may or may not be familiar with and some whole new characters courtesy of the series.
Joining Master Chief John 117 (Pablo Schreiber) and his AI partner Cortana (Jen Taylor) is Yerin Ha as Quan Ah- a new character and daughter of a rebel leader devised specifically for the TV series.
Californication’s Natascha McElhone will also be taking on the role of Dr. Catherine Halsey, a scientist who creates the top-secret Spartan program that birthed enhanced super-soldier Master Chief John-117.
You can also expect to see Fargo’s Bokeem Woodbine (Soren-066), Shabana Azmi, Bentley Kalu, Natasha Culzac, and Kate Kennedy on screen.
Halo TV Series Release Date
Halo will hit Paramount+ on Thursday, March 24th.
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