Sci-Fi Drama Halo: Nightfall to Debut in Asia on August 22, Saturday, 9:35pm (8:35pm JKT/BKK)
RTL CBS Extreme HD today announced that it will air HALO: NIGHTFALL produced by Ridley Scott and directed by award-winning director Sergio Mimica-Gezzan. Based on the phenomenal Halo franchise, HALO: NIGHTFALL provides insight into the origin and backstory of Agent Locke, a pivotal new character who will play a key role in the upcoming “Halo 5: Guardians” releasing on Xbox One in 2015. HALO: NIGHTFALL will premiere in Asia first and exclusive on RTL CBS Extreme HD, August 22, Saturday at 9:35pm (8:35pm JKT/BKK).
HALO: NIGHTFALL tells the personal story of Jameson Locke, a legendary manhunter and agent with the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), Earth’s most powerful and secretive military branch. He and his team are investigating terrorist “chatter” on the distant colony world of Sedra, when they are caught in a horrific biological attack. Led by Locke, ONI agents are forced to coordinate with Randall Aiken, a local commander with a remarkable history and deep-rooted mistrust of ONI. As they unravel a plot that draws them to an ancient, hellish artifact, they will be forced to fight for their survival, question everything, and ultimately choose between their loyalties and their lives.
Executive-produced by Ridley Scott, Scott Free TV President David Zucker, and directed by the award-winning Sergio Mimica-Gezzan ("Battlestar Galactica," "Pillars of the Earth," "Heroes"), HALO: NIGHTFALLS stars Mike Colter (“The Good Wife”) as Jameson Locke, Christina Chong (”24: Live Another Day”) as Talitha Macer, Steve Waddington (“The Last of the Mohicans”) as Randall Aiken, Luke Neal (“Wilderness”) as Michael Bradley Horrigan and Christian Contreras (“Zero Dark Thirty”) as Gregory Aio Ramos.
About the “Halo” Franchise
The “Halo” franchise is an award-winning collection of properties that have transcended video games and grown into a global entertainment phenomenon. Beginning with the original “Halo: Combat Evolved” (2001), the critically acclaimed and record-shattering series of games have reinvented how people think about video games and has since built a fan base of millions worldwide and inspired multiple New York Times best-selling novels, a live-action digital series, comic books, action figures, apparel and more.
Published by Microsoft Studios, the “Halo” franchise of games is exclusive to Xbox platforms, Windows 8 PCs, tablets, and Windows Phone 8 devices. To date, more than 60 million copiesof “Halo” games have been sold worldwide, driving over 6 billion hours of gameplay by fans connected to Xbox Live.
About RTL CBS Extreme HD
Launched in March 2014, RTL CBS Extreme HD is the destination for extreme and action-packed content with a combination of action series, extreme sports, world-famous illusionists, shockumentaries and action reality programs.
About RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network
RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network is a venture of two of the world’s largest content producers: RTL Group, the leading European entertainment network, and CBS Studios International, the leading supplier of programming to the international market place. The Network has two channels: the general entertainment channel, RTL CBS Entertainment HD and the male-skewed entertainment channel, RTL CBS Extreme HD. (TV Series Craze)