In the first teaser for the Halo series, Pablo Schreiber takes on the role of Master Chief.


In the first teaser for the Halo series, Pablo Schreiber plays Master Chief.

After seeing the first teaser for Paramount(plus)’s TV adaptation of Halo, we’re in awe.

The first look—released on Monday, Nov.

15—viewers get a sneak peek at Pablo Schreiber’s transformation into Master Chief Petty Officer John-117, the iconic Halo protagonist.

The new footage shows Schreiber covered in scars, dressed in armor, and preparing for battle.

A voice says, “Hello, Master Chief.”

The Halo series, which is based on the hugely popular Xbox franchise, is set in a universe that was first introduced in the game’s 2001 iteration.

According to the streaming service, this means fans can expect “an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant.”

Despite the fact that the teaser focuses on Schreiber, the Orange Is the New Black alum isn’t the only one in the series; Natascha McElhone, Jen Taylor, Bokeem Woodbine, Yerin Ha, Shabana Azmi, and others also star in Paramount(plus)’s adaptation of the video game.

The TV adaptation of Halo was supposed to air on Showtime, but ViacomCBS announced in February that it would now air on their streaming service. “It delivers the visceral excitement of playing the game, along with a much deeper emotional experience around the Spartans, human beings who had their humanity chemically and genetically altered,” Showtime CEO David Nevins raved, according to Deadline.

“It’s a very powerful story because it’s about reclaiming what makes them human.”

Watch the new teaser above for a closer look at Schreiber’s Master Chief.

The series Halo is set to premiere on Paramount(plus) in 2022.

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