There are many gaming franchises that we love that have been made into shows or films, such as Tomb Raider (2018), and the Resident Evil franchise. Now, a new game is making its way into the small screen. 

Halo is an upcoming show based on the popular video game of the same name. Recently, following the SXSW premiere, Paramount+ unveiled the new trailer for Halo, which will launch in just a few days.

Halo is a game that means a lot to many, as it reinvented how people see video games, and has grown to be a huge entertainment phenomenon, selling over 82 million copies globally, and generating over $6 billion in total lifetime sales revenue. 

The series has a great cast, including Pablo Schreiber (American Gods) as the Master Chief, Spartan-117; 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. 

Halo releases in just a few days... / Picture Credit: Paramount+
Halo releases in just a few days... / Picture Credit: Paramount+

Additional stars 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 (Torchwood) and Fiona O’Shaughnessy (Nina Forever). 

Many gamers, and filmgoers, may be sceptical of this series, not due to any issues with Halo, but with the fact that video game adaptations are extremely hit and miss.

Despite Halo being a TV show, many still may simply wonder if it will be any good, because of the ‘video game curse’. 

Films tend to miss out important details or change too much, which does make sense as they have to fit a 4 to 10-hour game story into a 2-hour movie; however, a show may ensure that nothing is missed, fan service is done right, and the characters get their own stories. 

Halo will debut on Paramount+ on Thursday, March 24th, 2022. 

Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal

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