Based on the video game franchise of the same name, Halo follows an epic 26th-century war between the United Nations Space Command (UNSC) and The Covenant, a theocratic-military alliance of several advanced alien races.
Debuted online during the AFC Championship game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Kansas City Chiefs last January 30th, the two-minute official trailer for the series starts with a voiceover of Dr. Catherine Elizabeth Halsey (Natascha McElhone) introducing Master Chief (Pablo Schreiber) as humanity’s best weapon against The Covenant.
“The Master Chief was enhanced and trained for one purpose to win this war,” says Dr. Halsey, a scientist for the UNSC and creator of the Spartan-II Project. “He and the other Spartans are our only effective weapons against The Covenant. He is lethal, upgradable, and most importantly controllable.”
Master Chief, however, appears to start having more independence after touching some kind of object that The Covenant forces are excavating. For instance, he is seen helping Kwan Ha Boo (Yerin Ha), a member of The Covenant, at some point in the trailer. This act seems to have caused some UNSC higher-ups to have trust issues with Master Chief, prompting Dr. Halsey to install AI construct Cortana (Jen Taylor) on the super soldier’s system.
The trailer ends with Master Chief recovering a “sacred ring,” also known as Halo. Since then, it has become the Spartans’ mission to find other Halo in an attempt to win the war against The Covenant.
When will the Halo TV series premiere?
As revealed in the trailer, the Halo TV series will premiere on Paramount+ on March 24th. If don’t have Paramount+ yet, you can sign up here for as low as $4.99 a month. All Paramount+ subscription plans come with free 7 days and can be canceled at any time.