I’ve been a fan of the Paramount+ Halo TV sequence primarily based on the Bungie/343 Industries shooter franchise from the soar, so I used to be on-board for the second season lengthy earlier than the most recent trailer dropped. Then, after I noticed that trailer, I used to be much more hyped—not solely are we positively getting a number of episodes highlighting the autumn of Attain, one of the necessary occasions in Halo lore, nevertheless it’s additionally apparent that this season will ramp up the motion with alien battles and gunfights galore.
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This could assuage the concerns of all of those that had been mad that John/Grasp Chief (performed by Orange Is the New Black’s Pablo Schreiber) had intercourse and cried final season. I favored the inventive liberties the sequence took with the Halo universe, particularly in its resolution to flesh out Grasp Chief’s character, however there have been numerous grownup infants crying about the truth that he didn’t stay the monosyllabic, masked man from the video games. Poisonous masculinity is actual, y’all.
Indignant infants apart, this trailer could be very, very promising. Narrated by what seems like Makee (Charlie Murphy), the Covenant-sympathizing human that Grasp Chief gave his gravity hammer to final season (that they had intercourse), it exhibits the streets and denizens of the planet Attain. “Individuals of Attain, I deliver you blessings,” the voiceover says. “Know that I’m the instrument of your extinction. Know that I’m loss of life.” Because the phrase “loss of life” rings out, a guitar riff performs, and several other Elites standing amongst rocks blanketed by darkish fog gentle their vitality swords. C’mon, that whips ass. That’s so cool.
The practically two-and-a-half minute lengthy trailer is pretty gloomy and somber—which is sensible, as canonically the Fall of Attain entails the destruction of the complete planet and the loss of life of round 4 hundred million folks. We see the destruction of UNSC ships, Captain Jacob Keyes (Danny Sapani) giving a rousing speech to his troopers, and several other of final season’s key Spartan characters amongst the fray, nursing accidents, crying single tears, and extra. It additionally offers us our first have a look at actor Joseph Morgan’s tackle James Ackerson, the ruthless UNSC colonel who was Dr. Catherine Halsey’s greatest rival. I’m enthusiastic about this for 2 causes: Ackerson is a complete cunt and can make for nice TV, and Morgan has been a favourite actor of mine since The Vampire Diaries days (Klaroline hive, stand up). We all know he can play a nasty man very nicely.
Halo season one kicked ass, but when this trailer is any indication, Halo season two will likely be even higher. Argue amongst yourselves, you possibly can’t change my thoughts.