It’s like feeling It’s been an eternity since we first heard of a live-action project based on Microsoft’s epic first-person shooter Halo. The software titan has been trying to capitalize on the popularity of its hit series of games featuring the enigmatic Master Chief and his fellow Spartan super-soldiers since 2013.
Due to the setbacks of the enormous cost required to bring the sci-fi saga to life, the TV project that began with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment went through various iterations before being nearly left for dead.
Today, after almost a decade, Halo is taking Paramount+ by storm this week with her fully charged power armor, a more realistic Cortana offering sage advice, and a new tagalong character for Master Chief that might surprise dedicated fans.
WHAT IS THE RELEASE DATE OF HALO?
Halo enters the Earth drop zone on Thursday, March 24, exclusively on Paramount+ in the US and Canada.
WHEN IS HALO RELEASE TIME?
Paramount+ unveils new movies and TV shows at midnight Pacific, or 3 a.m. Eastern.
HOW MANY EPISODES ARE THERE IN HALO SEASON 1?
The first season will have a total of nine episodes, and with a hefty price tag of $10 million per installment, expect stunning sci-fi visuals and otherworldly settings.
WHAT IS the plot of HALO?
This new live-action series is a loose adaptation of Halo, and there will be some storyline changes that players are familiar with. The bases involve a 26th-century interstellar war between humanity and a genocidal alien alliance called the Covenant.
Set in what has been officially dubbed the “Silver Timeline”, which exists outside of the games’ long-established continuity, the series was partially influenced by the Halo Extended Universe found in the tapes. comics and novels.
Master Chief and the brand new Fireteam Silver are the main attraction here, but the stoic warrior has been given an orphaned teenage companion named Kwan (Yerin Ha) as his sidekick.
“The intention of the silver timeline is to allow [our show] to be grounded in canon,” producer Kiki Wolfkill told Inverse. “The things you see and hear are all familiar and grounded in the spirit of Halo’s central themes – hope, heroism, humanity, wonder – while still leaving space for the story to grow the way it needs for the medium.”
WHO IS IN THE HALO CAST?
Our mysterious Master Chief will be played by Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the new black, American gods) and yes, it’s been confirmed that the action star will be taking off his helmet for the first time.
Natascha McElhone (Californication), Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo), Shabana Azmi (Fire)Natacha Culzac (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 (dreadful penny).
Jen Taylor will also reprise her role as Cortana, the holographic AI who aids Master Chief in his missions.
IS THERE A NEW HALO TRAILER?
Yes! Paramount+ released the latest trailer for Halo on March 14, and it shows an intense fight in a dark future.
WILL THERE BE A HALO SEASON 2?
Yes, Paramount+ has already donated Halo the green light for a second season. No specific timeline has been announced, but expect season 2 to arrive in 2023 at the earliest.