Sci-Fi fans and gamers should rejoice: The spectacular first season of Halo, the series adaptation of the successful Xbox franchise, will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and 8K UHD Steelbook on December 4th and contains all nine episodes of the season plus over five hours of bonus material. This is announced by CBS and Paramount Pictures.

Based on the iconic Xbox franchise, Halo spans an epic universe filled with numerous unique characters, brought to life for the first time in a lavish drama series. Halo has sold more than 81 million units worldwide and has redefined how people think about video games. It has become a global phenomenon. Set in the universe born in 2001, the new TV series adaptation dramatizes the epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat, the Alliance. Halo weaves deep personal stories with action, adventure and a visually stunning vision of the future.

In the series, Pablo Schreiber plays Master Chief John-117, a Spartan II soldier. Natascha McElhone plays Dr. Halsey, the brilliant, contradictory, and inscrutable inventor of the Spartan Super Soldiers. As in video games, Jen Taylor is Cortana, the most advanced AI in human history and the potential key to human survival.

Halo: Season 1 with five hours of bonus content

Set in the same universe created with the launch of the first Halo video game in 2001, the series chronicles an epic conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Alliance. Only a cybernetically-enhanced super-soldier named "Master Chief" (Pablo Schreiber, "American Gods", "Orange is the New Black") can stop them from destroying all human worlds. As the true intentions of the Alliance are uncovered, the Master Chief must find a way to save humanity and confront the mysteries of his own mysterious past.

The action-packed first season offers a deep dive into the fantastical world of Halo with five hours of bonus material, with commentary from the cast and crew on the series' most important moments. Additionally, fans can look forward to coveted Art Cards by Kwan Ha, Dr. Halsey, Soren, Master Chief, Vannak, Riz and Kai included in the limited edition Steelbook.

The exclusive bonus material takes viewers behind the scenes of the elaborate production and shows the various aspects that give Halo its special look:

  • Halo: The Series Revealed 101-109: Actors and filmmakers join forces to comment on all 9 episodes of Season XNUMX, offering personal insights into their characters.
  • Analysis of the Battle of Madrigal: The crew takes you behind the scenes to analyze one of the most important moments of the series: The Battle of Madrigal.
  • The World of Halo: Executive Producer Kiki Wolfkill, Director Otto Bathurst, Showrunner Steven Kane, Pablo Schreiber and other cast members share the adaptation process.
  • The Culture of the Alliance: The production team and visual effects artists reveal how they brought the Alliance to life.
  • Adaptation of Halo: The production team explains how the unique Halo universe was visually realized.
  • The Making of the Spartans Meet Halo's formidable heroes and tell how they became Spartans.
  • Halo Costume Design: Costume Designer Giovanni Lipari shares an inside look at the creation of the costumes and designs for the 5 different worlds featured in Halo Season 1. 
  • Halo Weapons and Vehicles: Props Designer Andrew Orlando, Production Designer Sophie Becher, and Picture Vehicle Coordinator Parádi Sándor Jr. detail the development of the Alliance and Spartans weapons from initial concept to final construction. 
  • The Creation of Cortana: Actress Jen Taylor discusses her character's emotional journey and reveals how the filmmakers brought Cortana to life.
  • The Lake Of Eternal Life: Score by Halo: A behind-the-scenes look at the studio recording for the dirge song "The Lake of Eternal Life," sung by Jaram Lee.

In the series, Schreiber embodies the Master Chief, or Spartan-117, while Natascha McElhone ("Californication") plays Dr. Plays Halsey, the brilliant but contradictory and inscrutable creator of the Spartan Super Soldiers. Jen Taylor ("Halo" Videogame, RWBY) returns as Cortana, the most advanced AI in human history and the potential key to human survival.

Co-starring Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo), Shabana Azmi (Fire), Natasha Culzac (The Witcher), Olive Gray (Half Moon Investigations), Yerin Ha (Reef Break ”), Bentley Kalu (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”), Kate Kennedy (“Catastrophe”), Charlie Murphy (“Peaky Blinders”) and Danny Sapani (“Penny Dreadful”).

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Halo - Season 1 - Steel Book Halo - Season 1 - Steel Book* 49,99 EUR

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