Of course, there’s already been live-action Halo, with Bungie and Neill Blomkamp doing a fine job with Halo: Landfall, but Paramount’s TV series is a new level.
In this, Pablo Schreiber will play John-117, the iconic Master Chief, alongside Jen Taylor’s voice as Cortana and Natascha McElhone as Doctor Catherine Halsey.
Doesn’t that look like much of it has come straight from the games? And in a good way.
What’s more worrying for readers outside the US is the Paramount+ exclusive.
Will Halo’s live-action TV series be available in the UK?
It’s expected that the Halo live-action will air early in 2022. It’s also anticipated now that Paramount+ will launch in the UK, at least, also in early 2022. That’ll also be the first chance many people get to watch the latest Star Trek: Discovery.
Sound good? Well, there might be some wiggles. The launch partner for Paramount+ in Europe, which includes the UK, is ViacomCBS, which means Sky.
If you’re a Sky Q customer in the UK, Ireland or Italy, you’ll get Paramount+ at no additional cost. Yours truly, and others on Virgin Media may get some access, but might not. All my current communication from Virgin is about the o2 merger which gets me access to o2 Priority, so no complaints there.
We just don’t want to see media giants blocking Halo’s great new live-action series from people willing to pay for Paramount+ but not willing to sign-up to Sky.
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