343 Industries provided a look at the main character for the upcoming Halo TV Series; Halo: Nightfall. Agent Locke who will be played by Mike Colter will also play a key and major role in Halo 5: Guardians.

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Colter is best known for his work on the CBS series the Good Wife. He also appeared Kathryn Bigelow’s military film Zero Dark Thirty however, Halo could place on the radar of a whole new fan base.

Halo: Nightfall will be a live action digital series where Colter will play Agent Locke who works with ONI (Office of Naval Intelligence). Agent Locke and his team are sent to investigate terrorist activity on a colony world and they’re soon drawn in to an ancient artifact. Locke’s story will continue and play big role in the Halo 5: Guardians which will be released on the Xbox One in 2015.

Behind the camera Sergio Mimca- Gezzan( Fallen Skies and Battlestar Gallactica) will direct Nightfall, while Paul Scheuring (Prison Break) will pen the script.

Colter said this about Scheuring’s script, “[The] script was incredibly gripping. It introduces an intriguing and mysterious world that I wanted know more about.”

Nightfall is the second live action Halo series to be produced; Halo: Forward Unto Dawn released prior to Halo 4 in 2012. This time around Hollywood directing legend Ridley Scott( Alien and Gladiator) is producing Nightfall through his Scott Free Prods, as well as 343 Industries and Xbox Entertainment Studios.

Taking the role in the Halo universe still gave Colter some hesitations; playing a character in a series based on a video game “was a new medium for me,” Colter said. “Who would the audience be? How would they access the series? Fortunately, ensuring accessibility to a broad audience is one of the things that Scott Free TV and 343 values first and foremost. Not only does Halo: Nightfall cater to the hardcore Halo fans, but the series is also designed so newcomers to the franchise, like me, can easily enter the Halo universe, identify with the characters and be entertained by the story being told on screen.”

Xbox does plan on making the series available to as wide of an audience as possible on a variety of different platform this fall. This will included Xbox Live, and Microsoft’s mobile devices. The series will also come packaged with Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

Expect to hear more about Nightfall at Comic-Con, during their hour long panel on July 24th. 343 Industries Executive Producer Kiki Wolfkill and franchise development director for the Halo franchise Frank O’Conner, will talk about the project with Colter and show some footage.

“When I first heard of the project it was presented as a film that would then later be edit into chapters,” he said. ”So in segments.”

The action is also taken up a notch as well.

“My favorite experience thus far would be shooting a scene in Belfast where I’m chasing an enemy who poses a serious threat to the people Agent Locke has sworn to protect through the city,” Colter said. “The scene is an action-packed sequence that involves some cool special effects and a lot of coordination with the stunt team to fulfill the director’s vision. I can’t wait to see how it turns out.”

Source: Variety

 

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