Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Paramount+ Renews 'Halo' for Season 2 Ahead of Series Debut

More than a month ahead of its series debut, Paramount+ has today renewed its original drama series Halo for a second season. David Wiener (Brave New World, Homecoming) has also joined as showrunner and executive producer for the new season.

The 10-episode first season begins its weekly release on Thursday, March 24.

The series adaptation of the video game franchise stars Pablo Schreiber, Natascha McElhone, Jen Taylor, Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Natasha Culzac, Olive Gray, Yerin Ha, Bentley Kalu, Kate Kennedy, Charlie Murphy, Danny Sapani, Ryan McParland, Burn Gorman and Fiona O'Shaughnessy.

Kyle Killen developed the drama. He executive produces with Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Steven Kane, Toby Leslie, Scott Pennington, Kiki Wolfkill, Frank O'Connor, Bonnie Ross and director Otto Bathurst. Amblin Television, 343 Industries, One Big Picture and Chapter Eleven produce.

"Halo is an expansive, world-building opportunity for Paramount+, and we're thrilled to give fans a second season to look forward to before we launch the series next month," said Tanya Giles, Chief Programming Officer, Paramount+. "Halo will deliver a thrill-ride for fans of the game and non-gamers alike, as it ties together stunning visuals with a deeper look at the personal stories behind these iconic characters, all set within an epic battle for the future of humanity."

"Halo takes us into a dazzling world that we believe will enthrall audiences as much with its electrifying visuals as its bold, character-driven storytelling," added David Nevins, Chief Content Officer of Scripted Originals at Paramount+ and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Showtime. "This second-season pickup reflects the confidence we have in the power of this epic series to attract and engage viewers. Halo has been a great collaboration with Amblin and 343 Industries, and we are all grateful for the opportunity to continue it."