‘Halo’ Renewed for Season 2 at Paramount+ Ahead of Premiere
The expectations might now be just as high as the anticipation for Paramount+‘s upcoming new series based on an iconic Xbox franchise.
The streaming service has renewed Halo for a second season — over a month before the series premiere even drops (Thursday, March 24). David Wiener will join as showrunner and executive producer for Season 2.
“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,” said Tanya Giles, chief programming officer, Paramount+. “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.”
Added David Nevins, chief content officer of scripted originals, Paramount+, and chairman and chief executive officer, Showtime Networks Inc, “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.”
Starring Pablo Schreiber as the Master Chief, Spartan-117, Halo takes place in the universe that fist debuted in 2001 with the launch of the first game. Dramatizing an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, the series will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future.
The series also stars Natascha McElhone as Dr. Halsey, the brilliant, conflicted and inscrutable creator of the Spartan super soldiers, and Jen Taylor as Cortana, the most advanced AI in human history, and potentially the key to the survival of the human race. The cast includes Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Natasha Culzac, Olive Gray, Yerin Ha, Bentley Kalu, Kate Kennedy, Charlie Murphy, and Danny Sapani. Joining as original characters are Ryan McParland, Burn Gorman, and Fiona O’Shaughnessy.
Halo is produced by Showtime in association with 343 Industries, along with Amblin Television. Season 1 is executive produced by Steven Kane, alongside Steven Spielberg, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey for Amblin Television in partnership with 343 Industries, Otto Bathurst and Toby Leslie for One Big Picture, and Kyle Killen and Scott Pennington for Chapter Eleven. Kiki Wolfkill, Frank O’Connor and Bonnie Ross serve as executive producers for 343 Industries.
Halo, Series Premiere, Thursday, March 24, Paramount+