At SDCC 2012, 343 Industries and Microsoft unveiled the official trailer for Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. A live-action digital series based on the best-selling Xbox FPS franchise.

The series will debut through Machinima’s new digital channel, Machinima Prime, as well as Halo Waypoint on October 5th. The series is expected to be five episodes long and will pave the way for the worldwide launch of Halo 4 on November 6, 2012.

Directed by Stewart Hendler (“H+,” Sorority Row) and written by Todd Helbing and Aaron Helbing (“Smallville,” “Spartacus”), Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn features a diverse cast of established and up-and-coming Hollywood talent, including Tom Green as Thomas Lasky, Anna Popplewell (The Chronicles of Narnia) as Chyler Silva, Daniel Cudmore (X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, “The Twilight Saga”) as the Master Chief, Ayelet Zurer (Angels & Demons, Munich) as Mehaffey, Mike Dopud (Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol) as General Black, Enisha Brewster (Footloose) as April Orenski, Masam Holden (“Grey’s Anatomy,” Elizabethtown) as Michael “Sully” Sullivan, Osric Chau (2012) as JJ Chen, Iain Belcher (“Supernatural”) as Vickers, and Kat De Lieva as Dimah.