The first glimpse of the live-action Halo TV series has been shown.
Xbox celebrated their 20th anniversary through a celebratory livestream last night, offering the latest news and updates for what’s next in store for the gaming giants.
One thing Xbox offered its fans, in particular, was the first glimpse at the live-action Halo TV series that will be streaming on Paramount+ in 2022.
Halo TV Teaser Trailer
Teaser trailers are known for being short, but sweet, and the teaser trailer for Halo is no exception.
The 28-second clip opens with the camera panning up the back of an unclothed Master Chief (Pablo Schreiber) covered in scars, then transitions to a glimpse of the Mjolnir Mark VI armour, with the shot first at waist length, followed by a close up of Master Chief’s service number, 117. We then see Master Chief putting on the final part of his armour (the helmet) and the camera then gives us our first glimpse of Master Chief completely. It’s then when we hear the first voice, belonging to Cortana (Jen Taylor), saying “Hello, Master Chief” and then it cuts to the Halo logo with The Halo Theme playing in the background.
For a teaser trailer, it uses enough references and nostalgia points to get fans excited for what is to come, and yet keeps the mystery of what the show is going to be about. Recently it was confirmed that the TV show would show a different side to Master Chief than Halo fans have ever seen before.
Kiki Wolfkill, the studio head of Halo Transmedia at 343 Industries, explained that the biggest challenge of adapting Halo into a TV show was bringing Mast Chief, an iconic character that has existed for 20 years, into a new medium. The team had the difficult task of unpacking the game’s usual design of being in the chief’s armour and decided to create something entirely different that gives the audience a brand new perspective of the Chief that you don’t experience in the franchise.
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