The live-action digital series ‘Halo: Nightfall’ will finally be heading to Blu-ray, DVD and VOD (video-on-demand) internationally on March 17.
‘Halo: Nightfall’ was initially accessible as an exclusive series on the ‘Halo’ Channel Windows app and for those who owned ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ back in November. It is a five episode long series executive produced by Ridley Scott (‘Prometheus‘, ‘Alien‘) and directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (‘Battlestar Galactica,’ ‘The Pillars of Earth’).
Alongside the news also comes a brand new trailer for the series, which you can watch below that shows off some of the drama and action that you can expect in it. The series itself sports a cast of actors that include Mike Colter (‘A.K.A. Jessica Jones,’ ‘The Good Wife,’ ‘Men in Black 3‘), Christina Chong (’24: Live Another Day,’ ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘), Luke Neal (‘Final Prayer,’ ‘Jupiter Ascending‘) and Steven Waddington (‘Sleepy Hollow,’ ‘The Imitation Game’).
Taking place between the events of ‘Halo 4’ and the upcoming ‘Halo 5: Guardians,’ ‘Halo: Nightfall’ tells the story of a legendary manhunter and agent with the Office of Naval Intelligence named Jameson Locke. When him and his unit arrive to the colony of Sedra to investigate terrorist activity, things soon take a turn for the worst when the colony is suddenly stricken by a horrific biological attack. In an effort to take control of the situation, Locke and his unit are ordered to team up with the local command on Sedra. However, when the group’s pursuits eventually draw them to an ancient artifact, they are forced into a conflict that will push them beyond anything they have ever experienced before.
‘Halo: Nightfall’ serves as a prequel of sorts to the upcoming ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ what with its main protagonist Jameson Locke set to be one of the playable characters alongside Master Chief. It also has plot details that will be appearing in the upcoming ‘Halo’ TV series that is executive produced by Stephen Spielberg.
‘Halo: Nightfall’ will be releasing on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD internationally on March 17. As of writing, a U.S release date has not been confirmed yet.