Halo is one of the biggest first-person-shooter video game franchises. Starting off with Halo: Combat Evolved back in 2003, the franchise has come to have many games in the series, the latest one being Halo Infinite. With 6 games in the main story and many spin-offs such as Halo: Reach and Spartan Assault, Paramount has announced a new series based on Halo.

Paramount recently announced the new Halo series, and dropped a teaser on it. Pablo Schreiber will be playing Master Chief Petty Officer John-117, while Jen Taylor will play her role as the A.I. Cortana. Another key figure from the video game series coming onto screen will be Dr. Catherine Halsey, being played by Natascha McElhone.

Halo has been due getting its on-screen adaptation for quite some time. While 20th Century Fox and Universal Pictures had tried to develop a cinematic project with Peter Jackson serving as executive producer, it ended up being stuck in pre-production.

The script for the film went through re-writes, and a deal with Microsoft eventually led to a 10-episode long TV series being finalized. While shifting between showrunner services, Halo is finally set to release on Paramount+.

The trailer for Halo was unveiled at the Game Awards 2021. It showcased how Schreiber’s version of the super soldier Master Chief will be and his plan to save humanity from alien forces.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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