Success Halo The Xbox video game franchise started in 2001 and it looks like the Halo Television series also have a bright future. Military sci-fi drama series debuts on Paramount+ on March 24 and the streaming service has now renewed the show for a second season. David Wiener will join as showrunner and executive producer.
Revolving around a 26th century conflict between humanity and an extraterrestrial threat, the first season of Halo stars Pablo Schreiber, Natascha McElhone and Jen Taylor with Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Natasha Culzac, Olive Grey, Yerin Ha, Bentley Kalu, Kate Kennedy, Charlie Murphy, Danny Sapani, Ryan McParland, Burn Gorman and Fiona O’Shaughnessy.
PARAMOUNT+ RENEWS THE UPCOMING SERIES “HALO” FOR A SECOND SEASON
David Wiener (“Brave New World”) Joins Season 2 as Showrunner and Executive Producer
“Halo,” starring Pablo Schreiber and based on the iconic Xbox(R) franchise, will debut exclusively on Paramount+ on Thursday, March 24
Series produced by SHOWTIME(R) in association with 343 Industries and Amblin Television
Paramount+ today announced that its highly anticipated upcoming series HALO, based on the iconic Xbox franchise, has been renewed for a second season ahead of the series’ upcoming launch on Thursday, March 24, exclusively on Paramount+ in the US and in all international markets where the streaming service is available. Additionally, David Wiener (“Homecoming,” “The Killing,” “Brave New World”) will join the series as showrunner and executive producer for the second season.
“HALO is a massive, world-building opportunity for Paramount+, and we’re excited to give fans a second season to look forward to before launching the series next month,” said Tanya Giles, Director of Programming, Paramount+. “HALO will provide a thrilling experience for fans of the game and non-gamers alike, as it combines stunning visuals with a deeper look into the personal stories behind these iconic characters, all in an epic battle for the future of humanity. .”
“HALO takes us into a dazzling world that we believe will captivate audiences as much with its electrifying visuals as it does with its bold, character-driven storytelling,” said David Nevins, Chief Content Officer of Scripted Originals, Paramount+, and CEO. General, Showtime Networks Inc. “This second season reflects the confidence we have in this epic series’ power to attract and engage viewers. HALO has been a great collaboration with Amblin and 343 Industries, and we’re all grateful for the opportunity to continue it.
In its adaptation for Paramount+, HALO will be set in the universe that debuted in 2001 with the launch of Xbox(R)’s first “Halo” game. Dramatizing an epic 26th century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, HALO the series will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future. .
The series stars Pablo Schreiber (“American Gods”) as Master Chief, Spartan-117; Natascha McElhone (“Californication”) as Dr. Halsey, the brilliant, confrontational, and inscrutable creator of Spartan super soldiers; and Jen Taylor (“Halo” game series, RWBY) as Cortana, the most advanced AI in human history, and potentially the key to the survival of the human race. Other stars include Bokeem Woodbine (“Fargo”), Shabana Azmi (“Fire”), Natasha Culzac (“The Witcher”), Olive Gray (“Half Moon Investigations”), Yerin Ha (“Reef Break”), Bentley Kalu (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”), Kate Kennedy (“Catastrophe”), Charlie Murphy (“Peaky Blinders”) and Danny Sapani (“Penny Dreadful”). Ryan McParland (“6Degrees”), Burn Gorman (“The Expanse”) and Fiona O’Shaughnessy (“Nina Forever”) also join the cast as original characters.
“Halo” reinvented the way people think about video games and became a global entertainment phenomenon, selling over 82 million copies worldwide and generating over $6 billion in revenue. total business for life.
HALO is produced by SHOWTIME(R) in association with 343 Industries, as well as Amblin Television. The first season of HALO is 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 are the executive producers of 343 Industries. The series is distributed internationally by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group.
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About Amblin Television
Amblin Television, a longtime leader in quality programming, is a division of Amblin Partners, a content creation company led by Steven Spielberg. Amblin Television Presidents Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey oversee all development, production and programming for the company. Amblin Television currently has twelve projects in various stages of production and release, including the second season of “Resident Alien” for SYFY, “Halo” and “Fatal Attraction” for Paramount+, “Billy the Kid” for Epix, “Masters of the Air” for Apple, a third season of “Animaniacs” for Hulu, season four of “Roswell, New Mexico” for The CW, two seasons of “Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai” for HBO Max, two seasons of “Tiny Toons Looniversity” for HBO Max and Cartoon Network, and the documentaries “Big Vape” for Netflix, “Good Night Oppy” for Amazon Prime Video and “Mama’s Boy”, an adaptation of the autobiography of Dustin Lance Black, winner of an award. Oscar. Amblin Television also produced the Emmy, Golden Globe and Peabody Award-winning drama “The Americans” for FX, the Golden Globe-nominated and double Emmy Award-winning miniseries “Into the West” for TNT, the Emmy-winning documentary series ” Why We Hate” for Discovery, the Emmy-nominated HBO film “All The Way” with Bryan Cranston, “Smash” for NBC, “Under the Dome” for CBS, “Falling Skies” for TNT, “The Borgias”, “ The United States of Tara” for Showtime and “Las Vegas” for NBC. For more information, visit www.amblin.com.
About 343 sectors:
343 Industries is the developer of the hit Halo video game series and, as part of Xbox Game Studios, oversees the Halo franchise, including games, original programming, novels, comics, collectibles under license, clothing and more. “Halo Infinite,” the studio’s most recent game release, has garnered critical acclaim, receiving over 60 industry awards and is the most successful game release in Halo franchise history. The studio continues to transform entertainment experiences in the Halo universe with groundbreaking projects, such as the upcoming “Halo” TV series for Paramount+, in partnership with SHOWTIME and Amblin Entertainment.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to watching the Halo TV series in March? Are you happy to hear that it has already been renewed by Paramount+ for a second season?