Microsoft and Bungie wanted to make a Halo movie a long time ago. They even had filmmakers like Neil Blomkamp and Peter Jackson on board. Later things fell sideways and for several years no studio in Hollywood wanted to work on the Halo. But in 2013 Steven Spielberg came on board to produce a live-action TV Show.
Amblin Entertainment prepared on producing a Halo show for Showtime. They planned to release the show in 2015 along with Halo 5: Guardians. Of course, things were extended than scheduled and the show finally got released in March of 2022. The show stars Pablo Schreiber (Master Chief), a super commando extremely skilled in battling an alien group who are called the Covenant. Everything comes to a stop when he is compelled to encounter his race, humanity.
The Series also features Jen Taylor, Natascha McElhone, Shabana Azmi, Bentley Kalu, and others.
What is Halo?
The TV Show is based on the recognized game franchise of the same title. The first game debuted on Microsoft Xbox in 2001. Halo revolutionized first-person shooter games and gave us a mammoth franchise that is still running to date. Halo Infinite was the latest 6th installment that was released last year.
TV Show and games won’t have any connections in the storyline. The TV Show is set in a fictional universe that has the name “Halo Silver Timeline”
Episodes in First Season
The show has 9 episodes and Kyle Killen along with Steven Kane are the creators. Previously they planned 10 episodes for season 1 as all the shows have a standard of 10 episodes but late it got changed. One among the many, Halo was affected by the Covid pandemic that hit the world. The show would’ve been released in May 2021 but due to no shooting in 2020 due to lockdowns. Keeping all this aside Halo is already renewed for season 2, this indicates that Paramount+ doesn’t want to waste any time for a second season which will give them an advantage over the Covid pandemic.
Halo 1 Release Date
Halo season 1st premiered on March 24 2022 on Paramount+ and just like every other series it rolled out each episode every week like counter streaming services Disney, and HBO. According to this timetable season, 1 final episode aired on 19 May 2022.
People are still streaming and it’s early days to say if a series is a success or not but if everything goes according to the setup, we will see other seasons of Halo as well.
The first season circles around the enigma of Halo Array and the Sacred Ring. Maybe in season 2, we will see the actual story of Combat followed by related novels closely.
Irrespective of the number of seasons the episode count will hover around 9-10 episodes per season.
Where to stream Halo 1?
Season 1 of Halo is exclusively streaming on Paramount Plus.
Will there be a new season?
Before the premiere of season 1, Paramount Plus already announced that it will have a new season.