For approximately two decades, the world of Hollywood has tried to bring to the screen -big or small- one of the most significant video games in popular culture. When we talk about a decisive video game in the industry, without a doubt among the few options is the one that launched the Microsoft console to success. Twenty years after the game’s debut, it is that HALO finally stands as a television series with great potential for viewers and its first trailer makes it clear.
After some brief adaptations in animated films and endless projects that finally led to nothing, the production led by Showtime and Paramount is positioned as the first that actually has a chance of surviving. Initially, the series was thought of by Showtime as one more of its television productions (via) with a view to being released on some transmission channel.
However, the new ways of distributing film and television forced him to respond to the call of the streaming and of course Paramount Plus was the ideal option. Ideal in principle because of the commercial and distribution relationship that the studio has with Showtime, but above all because said platform still needed to find a production ambitious enough to appeal to the interest of millions of subscribers who will finally turn their attention to the streaming service. of the mountain and the stars.
according to the trailer HALO and to the official description of the project, from the series we can expect the base story of the video game. A dystopian future where humanity finds itself in conflict with an invading alien entity called the Covenant. The series “will weave the deeply personal stories [de sus personajes] drawn with action, adventure and an imaginatively rich vision of the future.”
Master Chief is of course the great protagonist and will be played by Pablo Schreiber in a personification that perhaps seems similar to what Pedro Pascal does in The Mandalorian. Next to her are Jen Taylor as Cortana, who has been repeating the role since video games existed; plus Bokeem Woodbine, Olive Gray, Shabana Azmi, Kate Kennedy, Yerin Ha, Charlie Murphy and Danny Sapani.
The new series of HALO was developed by Kyle Killen and Steven Kane who serve as the showrunners absolutes. However, the first episodes are directed by Otto Bathurst, known in the world of television for his work directing episodes of series such as Peaky Blinders or BlackMirror.
It’s funny to think that it was the aforementioned collection of names that finally got the rights and the fortune to get down to work on the ambitious adaptation of the video game. An adaptation dreamed of by several and tried by many others such as Peter Jackson, Steven Spielberg, Alex Garland or Neill Blomkamp.
HALO will feature nine episodes in what will potentially be the first season of many. One by one they will hit Paramount Plus screens starting March 24, 2022.
The Paramount Plus entry HALO – Series Trailer was first published on Cinema PREMIERE.