Two new trailers for the long-awaited live-action Halo series have been released by Paramount Plus, confirming a March 24th, 2022 premiere date.
The first video is a one-minute teaser that teases the full trailer that was slated to premiere during tonight’s AFC championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals — it alternates between scenes from the live-action series and both teams on the field (via IGN). The speaker may be heard announcing the fast-approaching release date at the 52-second mark.
While the extended teaser was meant to show during the AFC game, it looks that Paramount has published it ahead of schedule. This is a considerably longer video than the short previews from last year, and it provides us a better look at the potential storyline – which doesn’t appear to follow any specific cycles from the games. We also get our first glance at Cortana, Master Chief’s AI aide, and the Elites.
The Halo program stars American Gods’ Pablo Shreiber as Master Chief, with Jen Taylor reprising her role as Cortana, which she has voiced since the initial Halo game’s debut in 2001. Dr. Catherine Halsey will be played by Natasha McElhone, who was initially cast as Cortana.
The live-action Halo was announced as a Showtime series in 2018, however it was eventually changed to a Paramount Plus exclusive. The program was initially scheduled to premiere in 2021, however delays caused by the COVID-19 epidemic moved the premiere date back to 2022.