Paramount + drops extended look at video game series – deadline

Paramount + has taken a new look at its next Halo series with Pablo Schreiber.

Starring Schreiber as the video game’s main protagonist, Master Chief, Paramount + ‘s upcoming series dramatizes an epic 26th century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant while weaving deeply personal stories drawn with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future.

Halo, which will begin airing in 2022, also stars Natascha McElhone as Dr. Halsey, the brilliant, confrontational, and impenetrable creator of the Spartan super soldiers, and Jen Taylor as Cortana, the most advanced AI in history. of humanity, and potentially the key to the survival of the human race. Additional stars include Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Natasha Culzac, Olive Gray, Yerin Ha, Bentley Kalu, Kate Kennedy, Charlie Murphy and Danny Sapani.

Produced by Showtime in partnership with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and 343 Industries, the series began production in February in Budapest.

The road for the TV adaptation of the beloved Xbox video game franchise has been a long one with many twists and turns. The series was initially set to Showtime and then moved to Paramount +. Additionally, showrunner Steve Kane will be leaving the series after the first season.

Halo has reinvented the way people view video games and has become a global entertainment phenomenon, having sold over 77 million copies worldwide and totaling over $ 60 billion in lifetime sales worldwide

Watch the trailer for the upcoming video game series above.