Paramount+ has revealed a brand new key art for the upcoming live-action Halo series, which is based on the iconic Xbox franchise.
The poster, which you can check out below, offers us a new look at Pablo Schreiber’s Master Chief in his epic suit. This comes ahead of the show’s official trailer debut this Sunday during halftime of the AFC Championship Game, which will air on CBS.
The live-action Halo series will be led by Pablo Schreiber (American Gods) as Master Chief, the iconic Spartan super soldier and humanity’s last hope against the alien Covenant; Natascha McElhone (Californication) as Dr. Halsey, the brilliant, conflicted and inscrutable creator of the Spartan super soldiers; and Jen Taylor (Halo game series) as Cortana, the most advanced AI in human history, and potentially the key to the survival of the human race.
“It will take place in the universe that first came to be in 2001 with the launch of Xbox(R)’s first Halo game,” reads the synopsis. “Dramatizing an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, Halo the series will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future.”
Additional cast include Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo), Shabana Azmi (Fire), Natasha Culzac (The Witcher), Olive Gray (Half Moon Investigations), Yerin Ha (Reef Break), Bentley Kalu (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Kate Kennedy (Catastrophe), Charlie Murphy (Peaky Blinders) and Danny Sapani (Penny Dreadful). Also joining the cast as original characters are Ryan McParland (6Degrees), Burn Gorman (The Expanse), and Fiona O’Shaughnessy (Nina Forever).
Halo is produced by Showtime in association with Microsoft/343 Industries, along with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television. Executive producers are Steven Kane, Spielberg; Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey for Amblin Television; director Otto Bathurst and Toby Leslie for One Big Picture; Kyle Killen and Scott Pennington for Chapter Eleven; and Kiki Wolfkill, Frank O’Connor, and Bonnie Ross for 343 Industries.