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Live-Action HALO TV Series Release Dates

After massive anticipation from fans of the franchise, the Halo live-action series over on Paramount+ has finally unveiled its first trailer. Featured above, the fresh footage offers fans a glimpse at Master Chief in his signature Mjolnir armor as well as his fellow Spartan colleagues in a futuristic sci-fi world, riding into battle on their Pelican dropships. The whole clip runs under the narration of Dr. Halsey, who recognizes John-117’s specialness and ability to bring hope to humanity in the face of darkness.

Master Chief himself will be portrayed by 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi actor Pablo Schreiber, joined by Natascha McElhone as Dr. Halsey and the original voice actress Jen Taylor as her iconic Cortana role. Other cast members include Olive Gray, Danny Sapani, and Karl Johnson. There’s currently no official release date yet for Halo, but the live-action series will stream exclusively on Paramount+ sometime in 2022.

When is the Halo TV series release date?

Showtime had originally said that the show was expected in the first quarter of 2021. Like many things in 2020, production on Showtime's Halo TV series was set back by the Covid-19 pandemic. It's now set for a Q1 2022 debut on Paramount+.

Here's the first Halo TV series teaser trailer

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Miss Universe 2021 is Harnaaz Sandhu of India

Harnaaz Sandhu of India was named Miss Universe 2021 at the pageant’s finals night held in Eliat, Israel on Sunday, December 12 (Monday morning, December 13 in Manila).  Sandhu succeeded Andrea Meza of Mexico, whose reign only lasted for seven months. Meza was crowned in May 2021 since the 2020 edition of the pageant was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. She bested 80 other candidates in the competition to be India’s third representative to win the title. 

The rest of the Top 3 was ranked as follows: 

1st runner-up: Paraguay’s Nadia Ferreira
2nd runner-up: South Africa’s Lalela Mswane

During the final question-and-answer portion of the pageant, the candidates were asked: “What advice would you give to young women watching on how to deal with the pressures they face today?”

“Come out, speak for yourself, because you are the leader of your life,” Sandhu answered.
Sandhu is the third woman from India to snag the crown in the global tilt’s 70th edition, the second installment of the competition staged this year. A contest was held in the United States in May to make up for the 2020 pageant which was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Philippines’ candidate Beatrice Luigi Gomez, who is from Cebu City, made it to the pageant’s top 5 but failed to enter the top 3. Gomez was joined in the top 5 by Colombia’s Valeria Ayos, who was crowned Miss Earth Water in the 2018 Miss Earth pageant held in the Philippines. Gomez, a Navy reservist and model from Cebu, is the first openly gay representative from the Philippines in the Miss Universe pageant.
Actress Marian Rivera was part of the all-female panel of the judges. She also joined the selection committee for the preliminary competitions, also composed entirely of women. Iris Mittenaere, the French woman who was crowned in the Miss Universe pageant held in the Philippines in January 2017, was also part of both judging groups.

The Philippines has four Miss Universe winners Gloria Diaz in 1969, Margarita Moran in 1973, Pia Wurtzbach in 2015, and Catriona Gray in 2018. Meanwhile, India’s first Miss Universe, Sushmita Sen, was crowned in 1994, when the pageant was held in the Philippines.