halo tv series
Last month a full trailer for the Halo TV adaption was released during the NFL AFC Championship game. At the time, we made the comment “We suppose the most controversial thing they could do would be to have MC remove his helmet. There’s no indication they will show his face from this trailer alone, but you never know.”
“Halo” is the one mega-popular game franchise I haven’t played a single installment of, mostly due to never owning an XBox console. But through cultural osmosis I think I have the basic idea: there’s this super-soldier in the future whose face you never see, he has this blue AI companion who talks to him, and he has to fight a race of evil aliens who belong to a crazy cult. That’s the gist, right?
You have permission to be skeptical, but Showtime says the Halo TV series is back on track. The premium network describes the series as “tak[ing] place in the universe that first came to be in 2001, dramatizing an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant.” The Halo TV show will be inspired by the games of the same name (specifically the first).