Although the Halo TV series began development back in 2015, the Master Chief’s journey to a slightly different type of screen wasn’t easy. The sci-fi series was originally slated for a Showtime release, but Paramount+ has dominated since then, produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television.
Other than these and some casting details, we don’t know much right now. A trailer was released last year at The Game Awards, and while it does include some iconic elements like the somewhat odd-looking Thunderhawk, High Charity, and the Chief himself, it doesn’t reveal anything other than the series is likely Too much information about the plot is set around the events of the first three games.
It also looks like the series might delve into John’s backstory and time in the Spartan training program as a kid, though we won’t know until it’s released sometime this year, or when more details arrive. Still, here’s everything we know about the Halo TV series so far, including the cast, leaked images, and production details.
When is the release date of the Halo TV series?
Showtime initially said the show was expected to air in the first quarter of 2021. As with many things in 2020, the production of Showtime’s Halo series has been thwarted by the Covid-19 pandemic.is now set to Q1 2022 Debuted on Paramount+.
Here’s a trailer for the Halo TV series from The Game Awards
While it doesn’t reveal much, it gives us our first look at the visual style of the series, with characters like Dr. Katherine Halsey, and a really cool version of Covenant’s Holy City, High Mercy. The trailer also has some Halsey dialogue, presumably talking about the Master Chief.
While it doesn’t reveal much, the image of a child in the trailer, along with Halsey’s dialogue about her hopes for the Chief, hints that the series will likely focus on John’s backstory as well, as part of the Spartan training program. part. The trailer also gives us a look at the Master Chief himself, who looks to be in place.
And the Halo TV trailer
Not much, but this is the first few seconds of footage from the Halo series. The Master Chief has some rough scars, that armor?that armor looks very good.
Images of Halo TV series have been leaked
The Halo TV series has been in production since late 2020 — long enough for trailers or some early clips of production clips to be released in the wild and on Twitter. In fact, there’s more to be gleaned from these leaked stills than the super-short trailer above.
(leaked) 10 screenshots from the Halo TV Show (1/3) pic.twitter.com/v6RKJDOkhsJune 11, 2021
(Leaked) 10 screenshots from the Halo TV Show (2/3) pic.twitter.com/CVBsfkSQb9June 11, 2021
(Leaked) 10 screenshots from the Halo TV Show (3/3) pic.twitter.com/F5qzuVCuNEJune 11, 2021
The Master Chief from the Halo TV series?
Yes. Well, he is. He’s confirmed as soon as he gets a chance, and we know who’s playing him. Actor Pablo Schreiber was chosen as the Master Chief. You may remember a young Schreiber playing the role of dockworker Nick Sobotka in Season 2 of The Wire, or from some recent shows and movies: American Gods, Ferris Building, orange is the new black. According to IMDB, he is nearly 6 feet 5 inches tall.
Who is in the Halo TV cast?
After the Covid-19 delay and the resulting schedule changes, the Halo TV series recast Cortana, its blue-hued AI. Natascha McElhone, who originally played Cortana and Dr. Catherine Halsey “the brilliant, contradictory and mysterious creators of Spartan super warriors”. For now, McElhone will still play Dr. Halsey, but the Cortana role is taken over by Jen Taylor, who often plays the same role in Halo games. It’s unclear if Taylor will appear on the show as Cortana, or just voice the CGI character.
Additionally, Bokeem Woodbine will play Soren-006, “a morally complex privateer on the fringes of human civilization whose fate will bring him into conflict with his former military master and his old friend the Master Chief. .” Admiral Margaret Palangowski, Director of Naval Intelligence, is played by Shabana Azmi.
We have the names of three Spartans who are new to Halo: “British actor Kalu will play Spartan Vannak-134, a cybernetically enhanced super soldier who was drafted into the army as a child to serve as a non-commissioned officer Long’s de facto deputy. British actress Kurzak will play the role of Spartan Riz-028 – a focused, professional, lethal, cybernetically enhanced killing machine. Kennedy plays Spartan Kai-125, a brand new The brave, curious and deadly Spartan super soldier. Yerin Ha previously announced her new role as Kwan Ha, a shrewd, daring 16-year-old from the Outer Colonies who meets the sergeant at a moment that matters to both of them long.”
What kind of story will the Halo TV show tell?
Story details locked, but Levine confirm It’s a “very classic” new story that draws on the framework of war with the Covenant and the eponymous Halo space station.This further strengthens this official post Kiki Wolfkill, head of transmedia at 343, explained that the series will try to strike a balance between fan expectations and presenting something new.
“When we think about what it means to bring a video game franchise to film or TV, the biggest challenge is often finding the right fit between moments that fans have already experienced and moments that haven’t been experienced through a different medium, perspective or creative. Balance the shot,” Wolfkiel wrote. “We’re excited to navigate these creative waters to bring you something new, surprising and fascinating that respects what you already know and love.”
When will the Halo timeline happen? War with the Covenant prides itself on being a TV show. A possible strong angle could cover the origin of the Chieftain, his enlistment into the Spartan program (which included his appearance in Halo: Reach in 2010), and his eventual first contact with the Covenant, all of which would constitute A Useful Background There are plenty of opportunities to show John-117’s face on camera at all stages of grizzled determination.An adaptation of the Halo novel Fall of Reach makes sense – but if you want to bring in the Halo ring and Tell a new story, which seems unlikely.
Halo TV series is moving from Showtime to Paramount+
Showtime parent company ViacomCBS has decided to move Halo from Showtime to upcoming streaming service Paramount+, Report by deadline. Paramount+ will be ViacomCBS’ replacement for CBS All Access, best known for hosting Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard.
David Nevins, chief creative officer at ViacomCBS, said they were “looking for iconic shows outside of the Star Trek series on CBS All Access,” and after seeing some early footage of the series, Halo was a perfect fit. “This could be a defining show for a new service with all the firepower of an entertainment company,” he said.
For the people making the Halo series, it doesn’t seem like much will change. It is still overseen by Showtime executives.but it will Important to those of us looking to watch it – Paramount+ and Showtime will remain separate premium subscriptions.
How many episodes will there be?
Showtime’s initial order includes 10-hour episodes, a common season length for today’s big-budget, well-known TV shows. The order has since dropped to nine episodes. Showtime hopes Halo’s influential pedigree will deliver the network’s “most ambitious series ever.” No stress.
“[Halo] It’s futuristic space science fiction,” elaborate President David Nevins at the TCA meeting. “It’s not fantasy. I think in my opinion, there’s an iconic franchise in the history of television in the category, and that’s Star Trek. It took us a long time to get the script, and we feel like we have some real Funny stuff, it feels like it belongs “on Showtime in terms of its character depth. It’s going to be a big show. “
Who is part of the production?
Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment is one of the larger studios handling production duties.It’s unclear if the acclaimed filmmaker will star in person, but it appears that Showtime’s project is continue The concept set by Spielberg Execute the product Back in 2013.Given Spielberg’s background and enduring interest in science fiction – no stranger to science fiction nostalgic pull Games – There is a good chance that his name will be found on the credits list.
So is the developer 343 Industries (and Microsoft, by extension) involve in some direct capacity. Hopefully this is good news and not a first step towards another Assassin’s Creed or Tomb Raider. The 343’s role might just be to make sure the series really feels like a halo and let the TV pros do their jobs.
Who is writing and directing the Halo TV show?
Kyle Killen was originally named writer and showrunner.Killen’s recent work, largely eliminated mind game, failed to draw audiences in its first and only season.His earlier and more fruitful efforts included Fox’s Lone Star and NBC’s wake, with the same fate, lasting only one season. While Killen has relatively no pedigree in the deep sci-fi genre, his recurring interest in themes surrounding protagonists confronting multiple realities can serve as an interesting basis for exploring this. supernatural aspect Halo’s far-reaching universe.
On the TCA tour, Levine explained that Killen’s choice of more experienced writers was a on purpose, said, “We made a conscious decision to hire a writer who wasn’t known for science fiction, or big fight movies or anything. Because that’s baked into the Halo franchise, we’re going to serve it. But we Also want to make sure we can get under the strong armor of the Spartans.”
Steven Kane (whose productions include American Dad! and The Last Ship) has been attached as co-showrunner. Killen has now left the project, and Kane will apparently leave after the first season.
Originally director Rupert Wyatt was to be part of the project, but he withdrew from the show in December.Now the series has New lead director and executive producer In Otto Bathurst, who recently directed 2018’s Robin Hood, and the first episode of Black Mirror (you know, the one with the pigs).