Microsoft is getting ready to unleash it’s new live-action series based in the Halo universe made so popular by the studio’s video game franchise. The series will be called Halo: Nightfall, and now we’ve got our first look at the show’s protagonist, Agent Locke. Take a look below:
Locke is a new character to the series, and will feature prominently in the upcoming video game sequel “Halo 5: Guardians.” He’s played by actor Mike Colter, who’s built himself a nice resumÃ© in the last few years with roles in The Good Wife, Zero Dark Thirty, and The Following.
Colter’s character will be an agent of the Office of Naval Intelligence, who’s dispatched with a team to investigate terrorist activities on a distant colony world. Once there, though they encounter a hellish, ancient artifact that turns the mission into a nightmare.
Halo: Nightfall will be produced by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions, and will be available across several platforms- including Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles, as well as on smartphones and tablets. The series is the latest live-action expansion of the “Halo” universe, which also included Halo: Forward Unto Dawn.