Last week, Microsoft announced that they would be shutting the doors of Xbox Entertainment Studios, the company’s foray into original digital programming. However, before they shutter the windows fully, the XES team will stay on to complete the projects already in production such as the technological documentary ‘Signal to Noise’, Steven Spielberg’s live-action ‘Halo’ television series, and Ridley Scott’s five-part miniseries ‘Halo: Nightfall,’ which delivered some exclusive information at San Diego Comic-Con.
Included as part of the upcoming ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’, the series produced by sci-fi legend Scott and directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan will bridge the gap between ‘Halo 4’ and ‘Halo 5: Guardians’. The show will star Mike Colter of ‘The Good Wife’ as Jameson Locke, a troubled surgically enhanced Spartan soldier whose origin will unfold over the course of ‘Nightfall’. Before appearing as a playable character in the next chapter of the ‘Halo’ saga on Xbox One in 2015, Agent Locke will lead a mission to the destroyed Halo ring from the first game to find the culprits behind the galaxy-wide human poisoning scheme.
During their SDCC panel, it was revealed that joining the previously announced cast members inclucing Colter, Christina Chong, Steve Waddington, and Luke Neal would be a variety of talent from all over Hollywood. Rounding out the cast will be Alexander Bhat, Christian Contreras, Jennie Gruner, Alexis Rodney, Eric Kofi Abrefa, Shaun Blaney, and Sarah Armstrong.
Finally, in addition to unveiling the rest of the cast, the first trailer for the digital series written by Paul Scheuring of ‘Prison Break’ debuted as well. You can check it out below:
What do you think of the first look at ‘Halo: Nightfall’? Are you planning on picking up ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ to see the live-action miniseries from Ridley Scott? Let us know in the comment section.