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Paramount+'s 'Halo' Trailer Explores What About Humanity Is Worth Protecting

'Halo' premiered March 24 on Paramount+.

Danielle Turchiano
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The world of fan-favorite video game Halo is getting an epic expansion, thanks to a new series coming to Paramount+ on March 24, and the streamer just released a second trailer to raise everyone's excitement meters.

Halo stars Pablo Schreiber in the central role of Master Chief, Spartan-117; Natascha McElhone as the creator of the Spartan super soldiers, Dr. Halsey; and Jen Taylor (who gamers know from the game franchise) as Cortana, the most advanced AI in human history — and the potential key to the human race's survival. In their world, the 26th century is engulfed in conflict between humans and aliens (the Covenant). Dr. Halsey created the soldiers to try to defeat the aliens, but of course things won't be that simple, and some want to become "less reliant" on her.

"What's the point of saving humanity if we're going to give up our own?" the trailer asks.

The show also stars Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Natasha Culzac, Olive Gray, Yerin Ha, Bentley Kalu, Kate Kennedy, Charlie Murphy, Danny Sapani, Ryan McParland, Burn Gorman, and Fiona O'Shaughnessy.

Halo comes from executive producers Steven Kane; Steven Spielberg, Darryl Frank; and Justin Falvey for Amblin Television; director Otto Bathurst and Toby Leslie for One Big Picture; Kyle Killen and Scott Pennington for Chapter Eleven; and Kiki Wolfkill, Frank O'Connor, and Bonnie Ross for 343 Industries. The series is produced by Showtime in partnership with 343 Industries, along with Amblin Television, and distributed internationally by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group.

Watch the trailer below.

The game series was developed by 343 Industries and is owned and published by Xbox Game Studios. The franchise has sold more than 82 million copies worldwide, grossing more than $6 billion.