First trailer lands for Ridley Scott’s Halo webseries

The series, spun off from the hugely popular series of Xbox video games, will also star Doctor Who and Star Wars actor Christina Chong

Despite Microsoft axing their TV and film company Xbox Entertainment Studios before it even had a chance to make anything, there are still two live-action shows in the pipeline based on the hugely popular sci-fi video game Halo – one of which now has a trailer. 


Nightfall, produced by Ridley Scott, is webseries of five episodes that will be available exclusively on Xbox. It will spin off from the hit series of first-person shooter games, which are focused around a super-soldier called the Master Chief fighting off an alien invasion through a variety of space-age weaponry, and is said to take place between Halo 4 and the next instalment Halo 5: Guardians, released next year.

As fans will no doubt spot, the Master Chief himself doesn’t feature in the trailer. Instead, it focuses on several United Nations Space Command soldiers – who, in the game, back the player up – that appear to discover a mysterious alien threat. Most notable of all, however, is that it offers glimpses of Christina Chong, who featured in Doctor Who episode A Good Man Goes to War and has been recently cast in Star Wars: Episode VII, as Macer. It also stars Mike Colter as the show’s protagonist Jameson Locke. 


Nightfall will apparently tie into Steven Spielberg’s long-mooted TV adaptation of the show, which is allegedly still being made.