Master Chief Is Ready For War In Teaser For The Long-Awaited ‘Halo’ Series On Paramount+

Time to load up your needle gun, stock up on frag grenades, and boot up Cortana. The Halo TV series is actually real and it’s coming to Paramount+ in 2022! Why is this a big deal? Well, let’s just say it’s been a long time coming.

As far back as this site’s earliest days, an adaptation of the blockbuster Halo video games on Xbox were in the works. Believe it or not, Steven Spielberg was on board in the beginning, followed by his Adventures of Tintin pal Peter Jackson. At this point, it was imagined as a movie following human super-soldier Master Chief and his endless battle against the alien Covenant.

When the movie didn’t work out, it shifted to television with Neill Blomkamp (District 9) and Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) attached. That version was for Showtime, and didn’t work out, either.

Paramount swooped in to the rescue earlier this year. Pablo Schreiber (Den of Thieves) is set to play Master Chief, joined by Natascha McElhone, Charlie Murphy, Jen Taylor, Shabana Azmi, Bokeem Woodbine, Kate Kennedy, Natasha Culzac, Yerin Ha, and Bentley Kalu in the cast. Directing episodes are  Otto Bathurst, Jonathan Liebesman, M. J. Bassett, Roel Reiné, and Jet Wilkinson.

This should be an easy win for Paramount. Halo is as big as ever even after all of these years and a boatload of game. It’s also one of the most  cinematic games around with each basically their own little movie. Should be hard to screw this up.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.