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The first teaser for the series aired during Xbox‘s 20th anniversary celebration stream last month.
It showed an unclothed Master Chief putting on his Mjolnir Mark VI armour, while the new teaser sees a group of Spartans readying for action in a military hanger.
The show stars Emmy and Tony nominee Pablo Schreiber (The Wire, Orange Is the New Black, First Man) as Master Chief, “Earth’s most advanced warrior in the 26th century and the only hope of salvation for a civilization pushed to the brink of destruction by the Covenant, an unstoppable alliance of alien worlds committed to the destruction of humanity”.
Halo TV series - teaser
Kiki Wolfkill, studio head of head of Halo transmedia at 343 Industries, recently told IGN that bringing the iconic Xbox character to a new medium after 20 years of video game appearances was perhaps the greatest challenge the team faced with the project.
“Probably the biggest challenge with adapting the game is, the game is designed to put you into Chief’s armour,” she said. “What we’re asking people to do with the show is to sort of sit back and say we’re going to present a side of Chief that you just don’t get to play in the game.”
She added: “For the television series, you want to be able to do something new in Halo and we want people to be able to experience it differently and there’s such as responsibility.”
The Halo TV series will air exclusively on streaming service Paramount+ when it launches in the first quarter of 2022.
VGC published its Halo Infinite review on Monday, awarding the game 4/5 stars ahead of its December 8 release.
“Halo Infinite‘s move to a more open-world structure feels like a new beginning for the series, with nostalgic nods and fresh introductions combining to great effect,” it reads. “Both the campaign and multiplayer have room for improvement, but the core experience is strong.”