Paramount Plus debuted two new trailers for the long-awaited live-action Halo series, revealing its fast-approaching March 24th, 2022 release date.
The first video is a one-minute teaser that previews the longer trailer originally set to debut during tonight’s AFC championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals — it flashes between clips of the live-action series and both teams on the field (via IGN). At around the 52-second mark, you can hear the announcer state the fast-approaching release date.
And while the longer trailer was supposed to air during the AFC game, Paramount appears to have released it early. This is a much meatier trailer than the brief trailers released last year, and gives us a more detailed glimpse at the possible storyline — which doesn’t seem to follow any specific arcs from the games themselves. We also get a first look at Master Chief’s AI assistant, Cortana, as well as the Elites.
The Halo show stars Pablo Shreiber of American Gods as Master Chief, with Jen Taylor taking on the familiar role of Cortana, who she voiced since the release of the first Halo game in 2001. Natasha McElhone, who was originally cast to play Cortana, will star as the brilliant Dr. Catherine Halsey.
The live-action Halo was first announced in 2018 as a Showtime series, but later became a Paramount Plus exclusive. And while it was originally set to debut in 2021, delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic pushed back the show’s release date until 2022.
Update January 30th 4:40PM ET: Updated to add an additional trailer released by Paramount Plus, as well as photos from the Halo TV show.