What would a Halo movie look like? For years, that's been a question that Hollywood and Microsoft have been trying to answer to no avail. The long and winding road of making a live-action Master Chief adaption is full of stumbles but, today, Microsoft's 343 Industries begins the rollout of a new webseries set in the Halo universe. But Master Chief's not really in it. Except that he is. Sort of.
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn focuses on a group of young UNSC cadets, just as humanity begins to wage war against the invading Covenant. The webseries just had its first episode debut on Friday, with only a quick glimpse of a familiar gold visor and green helmet. But director Stewart Hendler says not to expect lots of screen time for Halo's lead hero. Forward Unto Dawn is more of a story about people in the Halo unviverse coming to grips with life during wartime.