UPDATE: Microsoft just released this first-look trailer of Halo: Nightfall, the live-action series coming in November from Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions and Microsoft’s 343 Industries. The story is set between the events in the fourth and fifth Halo video games (Halo 5: Guardians is coming next year).
The live-action five-part series follows a new character, Jameson Locke (played by Mike Colter (The Good Wife)), described as “a legendary manhunter and agent with the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), Earth’s most powerful and secretive military branch.” After a biological attack, Locke and his unit unravel a plot and track down an ancient artifact. The series will be part of The Master Chief Collection, the remastered set of the first four Halo games that Microsoft announced during E3 last month and set to debut in November.
Here’s the trailer:
Microsoft also announced the rest of the show’s cast. Joining Colter are Christina Chong (24: Live Another Day) as Talitha Macer; Steve Waddington (The Last Of The Mohicans) as Randall Aiken; and Luke Neal (Wilderness) as Michael Bradley Horrigan.
Also cast are Alexander Bhat (film debut) as Alistair Bov Estrin; Christian Contreras (Zero Dark Thirty) as Gregory Aio Ramos; Jennie Gruner (The Other Side Of The Street) as Samantha Wisner; Alexis Rodney (Kick-Ass 2) as Arris Le; Eric Kofi Abrefa (Tight Jeans) as Haisal Wari; Shaun Blaney (Made In Belfast) as Mason Hundley and Sarah Armstrong (Drunk In Love) as Jordan Gaines.
Although Microsoft announced it is shuttering Xbox Entertainment Studios, Halo: Nightfall is one of a few projects that will be completed. The five-part miniseries is written by Prison Break creator Paul Scheuring. Ridley Scott is executive producer.