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'Nightfall' Trailer Shows First Footage of Halo TV Series

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Halo: Nightfall First Look

Well Halo there, soldier!

A first look at the new live action webseries Halo: Nightfall appeared yesterday (July 25), offering a first look at the show's main character, Spartan Agent Locke. The clip teases how the show will tie into the Halo video game franchise's fictional universe, particularly next year's Xbox One game Halo 5: Guardians.

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The main character of Halo Nightfall is Spartan Agent Jameson Locke, played by actor Mike Colter, according to Variety magazine. Aside from his leading role in Halo: Nightfall, Locke will also appear as a supporting character in Halo 5: Guardians.

Locke is an agent of the Office of Naval Intelligence in the futuristic United Nations Space Command (UNSC). Halo: Nightfall will follow Locke and his team to a remote colony planet to investigate terrorist activity. But while there, Locke will discover an "ancient, hellish artifact," according to Variety.

Halo: Nightfall will be five episodes long and release weekly this fall for people who buy Halo: The Master Chief Collection, a video game bundle of Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3 and Halo 4 releasing for the Xbox One on Nov. 11. Nightfall is created by 343 Industries, the studio who created Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians, and produced by Xbox Entertainment.

This isn't the first time Halo has done a webseries: in 2012, 343 Industries aired a YouTube show called Halo: Forward Unto Dawn, which tied in with Halo 4. Forward Unto Dawn starred a young recruit named Thomas Lasky (played by Tom Green), who also appeared as a supporting character in Halo 4.

Halo: Nightfall boasts quite the film pedigree too: it's written by Prison Break creator Paul Scheuring and produced by Scott Free Productions, a company created by acclaimed director Ridley Scott. Star Mike Colter has previously starred in the TV show The Good Wife, and the movie Zero Dark Thirty. Halo: Nightfall's director is Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, who has previously directed episodes of hit sci-fi TV series such as Battlestar Galactica and Heroes.

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