Paramount+ announces its upcoming collection today halobased on the Xbox franchise, has been renewed for a second season ahead of the series’ first season.
The show airs exclusively in the U.S. and all international markets where streaming is available on Thursday, March 24.
Additionally, David Weiner (The Killing, Brave New World) will join the series as showrunner and executive producer for the second season.
“Halo is an expansive, world-building opportunity for Paramount+, and we’re excited to offer fans a second season to look forward to ahead of the series’ launch next month,” said Tanya, Chief Programming Officer, Paramount+ Giles said. “Halo will provide a thrilling experience for fans and non-gamers alike as it combines stunning visuals with a deeper understanding of the personal stories behind these iconic characters, all set In an epic battle for the future of humanity.”
“Halo transports us into a dizzying world, and we believe its inspiring visuals are as captivating as its bold, character-driven storytelling,” Paramount + Screenplay Original Chief Content Officer and Chairman and CEO David Nevins said. Showtime Networks Inc. “This second season of episodes reflects our confidence in the power of this epic series to captivate and engage audiences. HALO has been a pleasure working with Amblin and 343 Industries and we are all very grateful for the opportunity to continue working together.”
In the Paramount+ adaptation, Halo will take place in the universe that debuted in 2001, when Xbox launched the first game in the series. The series dramatizes the conflict between humans and alien threats in the 26th century, weaving personal stories through action.
The series stars Pablo Schreiber (American Gods) as Master Chief Spartan-117; Natascha McElhone (Californication) as Dr. Halsey, creator of the Spartan Super Soldier; and Jen Taylor (Halo Games Series, RWBY) as Cortana.
Other stars include Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo), Shabana Azmi (Fire), Natasha Culzac (Toruviel in The Witcher), Olive Gray (Half Moon Investigations), Yerin Ha (Reef Break), Bentley Kalu (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Kate Kennedy (disaster), Charlie Murphy (Peaky Blinders) and Danny Sapani (Penny Dreadful). Also joining the cast as original characters are Ryan McPalan (6Degrees), Burn Gorman (The Expanse) and Fiona O’Shaughnessy (Nina Forever).
The Halo series has sold over 82 million copies worldwide and grossed over $6 billion in lifetime sales.
The show is co-produced by Showtime with 343 Industries and Amblin Television.