The first in a series of six 15-minute episodes has been released for Halo: Forward Unto Dawn, a new live-action web series based on wildly successful Halo video game franchise. The series will released a new episode on each and every Friday leading up to the launch of Halo 4 on November 6th where it will then be collected and released on both DVD and Blu-ray in December.
In 2525, as mankind has begun to colonise space, a group of cadets are training to fight against human insurrectionists. One of these cadets, Thomas Laskey, has doubts about his abilities as a soldier and his convictions for this war. Whilst he struggles with himself, the planet is invaded by an unknown alien race. Reeling under the assault, Laskey and his squad mates are rescued by John-117, one of the UNSC’s legendary SPARTAN-II super-soldiers. John must inspire Laskey to fulfill his potential as a soldier and a leader to fight against an enemy deadlier than any that humanity has faced before.