As the release date for Halo is approaching, the marketing team is leaving no stone unturned to maintain the hype for the upcoming show by releasing something or the other every now and then. The franchise took to Twitter to release three character posters featuring characters from different backgrounds. Halo follows a war between the United Nations Space Command and the Covenant, a military alliance of several advanced alien races in 26th-century. It is the third attempt at bringing the Halo franchise to live-action, after an in-game feature film and an unsuccessful web series.
The three posters show Dr. Catherine Elizabeth Halsey (Natascha McElhone), Soren (Bokeem Woodbine) and Kwan Ha Boo (Yerin Ha). Dr. Halsey is a scientist at the United Nations Space Command and the creator of the Spartan-II Project, which launched the genetically-engineered super-soldiers known as Spartans. Halo is based on a video game. However, the upcoming series follows its own time instead of sticking to the game one, so you can expect the unexpected in terms of storyline, characters, plots and twists.
Before going any further, take a peek of the character posters released:
— Halo on Paramount+ (@HaloTheSeries) February 20, 2022
Last month itself, the trailer for the upcoming series was aired and created quite a stir among the audience. The trailer gave the first look at Master Chief Spartan John-117 (Pablo Schreiber), the commander of a Spartan unity, around whom the story revolves. The Chief gets greeted by Cortana, the artificial intelligence that serves as an advisor to him, voiced by Jen Taylor, reprising her role from the massively successful video game franchise. Paramount pictures was able able to hide the face of Master Chief till this point, however, taking into account the frequency of recent revelations, the possibility of getting peek at his face is actually huge.
The trailer highlights the menace The Covenant created that might erase the entire humanity from the face of the earth. However, the ‘Earthlings’ are not ready to retreat but to fight.
Halo’s cast also includes Shabana Azmi, Natasha Culzac, Olive Gray, Yerin Ha, Bentley Kalu, Kate Kennedy, Charlie Murphy, Danny Sapani, and Bokeem Woodbine.
Check out the new trailer below:
For Amblin Television, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, and Steven Spielberg are serving as executive producers alongside Steven Kane, director Otto Bathurst and Toby Leslie for One Big Picture, and Wolfkill, Frank O’Connor, and Bonnie Ross for 343 Industries. Kyle Killen and Scott Pennington serve as executive producers for Chapter 11.
The Halo series is set to premiere exclusively on Paramount+ on March 24, 2022.