The Game Awards won’t exclusively focus on big game awards and reveals, as host Geoff Keighley has revealed that the first trailer for the long-awaited Halo TV series will be shown off during the event. It will continue what’s already a huge week for the Halo franchise, with the release of Halo Infinite’s campaign happening tomorrow.
To teased the event, Keighley posted a quick video showing UNSC soldiers and Marines running through a hangar, with iconic Halo vehicles like Warthogs and Pelicans shown in the background. Get a quick look at the footage below.
A big week for @halo just got bigger.
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) December 7, 2021
The show is set to debut on Paramount Plus next year, and we already know much of the cast. Pablo Schreiber will star as Master Chief, with Danny Sapani and Olive Gray set to play Jacob and Miranda Keyes, respectively. Jen Taylor, the voice of Cortana in the Halo games, will reprise her role as the AI in the TV series. You can check out the full cast list here.
Otto Bathurst is director and producer of the Halo TV series. The show started production in 2019, but was slowed due to COVID-19. The series will apparently tell an original story in the Halo universe, while remaining respectful to the established lore.
This is far from the first attempt to create a Halo TV series. From a Ridley Scott spin-off to a Neill Blomkamp project that never saw the light of day, it’s been a long road for Halo fans. We’ll have to see what this project looks like later this week, but initial impressions say Schreiber’s Master Chief looks fantastic.
The Game Awards will take place on Thursday, December 9 at 4:30pm PT/7:30pm ET. To see the Halo reveal the second it happens, check out our guide on how to watch The Game Awards.
And, that’s far from the only Halo news happening this week. Halo Infinite’s highly-anticipated campaign drops tomorrow, and reception is very positive. In our Halo Infinite campaign review, we said Infinite, “has absolutely brought Halo’s single-player campaign back into contention as one of the finest out there.”
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.