Paramount+ has started to announce, using their Twitter account, an impressive line-up of original content as well as returning favorites to their upcoming streaming service. One of the most exciting announcements is HALO, a series based on the hit video game series, will be premiering in 2022. While this is great news for fans of the long-running franchise, it is a bit of a surprise since it was originally planned for a SHOWTIME release.
The project has been through many changes over the last seven years. Originally announced in 2014 production delays, writer, showrunner, director changes and a reduced episode count have put much doubt in the minds of fans that this show will ever be released.
Despite all that though Halo has found a new home on Paramount+ where the future of this franchise may now have a fighting chance.
HALO is based off of the highly successful video game franchise of the same name where in the future, humanity has stretched out across the Galaxy and in doing so come face to face with greater threats than they could have ever imagined. The story follows a Super-Soldier called The Master Chief who is the best weapon humanity has against their new found enemies.
In 2018 Showtime was given a 10-episode order for a HALO television series. After casting and preproduction was executed in early 2019 principal photography began that October. It is believed the production has cost more than $40 million and will have no more than six episodes.
Below is a current released cast list
Pablo Schreiber as Master Chief Petty Officer John-117, a towering super soldier known as a “Spartan”
Natascha McElhone as Dr. Catherine Halsey, a scientist for the UNSC.
Jen Taylor as Cortana, a highly intelligent AI
Charlie Murphy as Makee
Shabana Azmi as Admiral Margaret Parangosky
Bokeem Woodbine as Soren-066
Kate Kennedy as Kai-125
Natasha Culzac as Riz-028
Bentley Kalu as Vannak-134
Are you excited for a Halo series to finally be released?