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‘Halo’ TV series release date: Where to watch the live-action adaptation and will it cover the game’s original plot

Photo credit: Paramount+ Brasil / YouTube screenshot

The highly anticipated live-action adaptation of the “Halo” video game series got a new trailer over the weekend, reminding fans that its premiere is getting close. However, fans looking forward to an honest-to-goodness plot adaptation may want to manage their expectations.

‘Halo’ TV series release date, where to watch

The latest trailer gave fans a closer look into the main characters to be introduced in the series, including new faces that should flesh out the video game franchise’s lore. Fans around the world will be able to stream the “Halo” TV series through Paramount+.

A new teaser aired during the AFC Championship Game between Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs. But another full trailer was later released that fans can find on Paramount+ channels on YouTube. And along with the new video teasers, the streaming company confirmed that the “Halo” TV series would be released on Thursday, March 24.

Unfortunately, Paramount+ is one of the relatively newer streaming platforms. That means its services are currently available in select regions for now, including a few territories in Europe and North America, more than a dozen countries in South America, and Australia. Fans looking to watch the “Halo” TV series will have to shell out a monthly fee for another streaming site. Paramount+ currently offers the Essential (with “limited” commercials) and Premium (no ads) plans for $4.99 and $9.99, respectively.

‘Halo’ TV series plot: What to expect

The latest trailer offers another look at some of the beloved characters from the original video game franchise, including Master Chief and Cortana. While fans generally liked what they saw in the trailers, some have commented about the noticeable difference in Master Chief’s voice.

Fans playing the game series over the years are already familiar with the supersoldier’s iconic voice famously portrayed by Steve Downes. However, in the “Halo” TV series, the Master Chief is portrayed by actor Pablo Schreiber. Meanwhile, fans can count on hearing a familiar voice for Cortana as Jen Taylor is confirmed to reprise her role as the Master Chief’s artificial intelligence companion.

On the question of whether or not the “Halo” TV series would tell a story already familiar to the fans, the simple answer is no. In a Halo Waypoint blog post last week, Alex Wakeford wrote, “To tell the best Halo stories we can, we want to protect the integrity, simplicity, and future of the core canon, but also not be limited by it when faced with the realities of a new medium and the process of production. … We made the decision to set the Halo television series in an authentic, but independent timeline.”

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