Halo is set to premiere on March 24th. It will follow Master Chief, a cybernetically enhanced super-soldier, as he defends humanity from the alien Covenant in the 26th century. Based on the hit X-Box games, we have been waiting for a Halo project pretty much since the first game back in 2001 on the ORIGINAL X-Box! And finally in one month we are getting it. And it must be good.
Why? Because during the Paramount and ViacomCBS Investers day presentation on February 15th, it was announce the Halo is also been greenly for a second season! Pablo Schreiber will serve as the shows star Master Chief. Steve Kane will will exit the show as show runner with David Wiener picking up the mantle and serving as executive producer for the sophomore season.
Tanya Giles, chief programming officer, Paramount+ spoke about the project saying:
Halo is an expansive, world-building opportunity for Paramount+, and we’re thrilled to give fans a second season to look forward to before we launch the series next month, Halo will deliver a thrill-ride for fans of the game and non-gamers alike, as it ties together stunning visuals with a deeper look at the personal stories behind these iconic characters, all set within an epic battle for the future of humanity.
Halo will be produced by Showtime in partnership with 343 Industries, along with Amblin Television. Steven Spielberg is on board as an executive producer of the project. Chief content officer of scripted originals, Paramount+, and chairman and chief executive officer, Showtime Networks David Nevins praised his partners and the upcoming show saying:
Halo takes us into a dazzling world that we believe will enthrall audiences as much with its electrifying visuals as its bold, character-driven storytelling. This second-season pickup reflects the confidence we have in the power of this epic series to attract and engage viewers. Halo has been a great collaboration with Amblin and 343 Industries, and we are all grateful for the opportunity to continue it.
Jen Taylor will join Pablo Schreiber reprising her role from the video game series as the voice of Cortana. They will be joined by Natascha McElhone, Yerin Ha, Charlie Murphy, Shabana Azmi, Bokeem Woodbine, Kate Kennedy, Natasha Culzac, and Bentley Calu.
Hard to say how excited I am for another season, seeing as I have not seen this season yet. But the trailer seems cool, I’ve never been a big Halo player, but it looks like it could be fun. What do you think though? Are you excited for the show? Are they acting a little over-zealous giving us a second season this quick? Answer the call in the comments below!