The first footage from Halo: Nightfall, a live-action Halo TV series produced by Ridley Scott, was unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con today, and has since been made available for everyone to watch, Polygon reports.
Set between the events of Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians, Nightfall is an origin story for Agent Jameson Locke, "a legendary manhunter and agent with the Office of Naval Intelligence" who will be playable in Halo 5. The show takes place on a broken fragment of a halo ring, where the discovery of a "hellish artifact" forces Locke and his crew to to "fight for their survival, question everything, and ultimately choose between their loyalties and their lives."
"Setting it on a halo is a pretty big statement about the scale of this project," said 343 Industries' Frank O'Connor during a presentation at Comic-Con. "This is a partially functioning fragment of the halo ring and its nature and functionality play a role in the fiction. The way that gravity and atmosphere function, the fragment become kind of a character itself - kind of a malevolent character..."
Locke will be portrayed by Mike Colter, both in Halo: Nightfall and in Halo 5: Guardians. Colter is best known for his role as the boxer Big Willie Little in the 2004 film Million Dollar Baby.
Halo: Nightfall is planned to launch this November as part of the Halo Master Chief Collection.