On a major level, the Xbox Live series, Halo: Nightfall exemplifies the very need and premise for a site entitled, Afronerd. Why this series isn't getting enough attention in urban media boggles the mind. In a entertainment landscape that is somewhat lacking when it comes to sci-fi/fantasy minority representation, Nightfall not only has a Black protagonist in Agent Jameson Locke (portrayed by actor, Mike Colter) but also allows for his origin story to be told. I guess the Locke character doesn't jibe well with the often seen Love and Hip Hop archetype. Here's a bit more info, courtesy of Spinoff Online:
Ridley Scott Shines Light On ‘Halo: Nightfall’ With New Trailer
In a few short weeks Halo fans will finally feast their eyes on the long-awaited Halo: Nightfall from producer Ridley Scott. Debuting Nov. 11 on Xbox Live, the five-episode series bridges the gap between Halo 4 and the 2015-shipping Halo 5: Guardians.
Nightfall introduces new character Agent Locke, portrayed by Mike Colter (The Good Wife), who will play a huge role in Halo 5: Guardians. He and his crew must stop a plot by the alien conglomeration known as Covenant from unleashing a concoction that will kill only humans.
Halo: Nightfall, which also stars Christina Chong, Luke Neal and Steve Waddington, was penned by Prison Break creator Paul Scheuring and directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan (Battlestar Galactica).