Halo: The Series has been in development for nearly a decade, with director Steven Spielberg tied to the project at one point. The show’s first season will premiere on March 24. The first season of the series, which will consist of nine episodes, began filming in the same year.
Season one of Halo isn’t set to launch for another month, but Paramount+ scheduled a second season on Tuesday, according to Deadline. The series is based on the same-named popular video game franchise. It is set in the 26th century and revolves around an alien-human conflict.
The series will star Pablo Schreiber from The Wire, Natascha McElhone from The Truman Show, and Bokeem Woodbine from Fargo. Tanya Giles, Paramount+’s Chief Programming Officer, expressed her delight at the streamer’s promise of a second season to viewers.
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. 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.
Fear the Walking Dead’s David Wiener will serve as showrunner and executive producer for the show’s second season, according to the streaming service. He will take over for Steve Kane, who directed the show’s first season. After Kyle Kinnen, who departed the show in 2018, Kane was the second showrunner.
Showtime later approved a new version of the show in 2018, with David Nevins, the company’s president and CEO, telling Entertainment Weekly at the time that the proposed series was “our most ambitious series ever.”
Over the course of 2019, much of the series’ cast, including Shabana Azmi, Yerin Ha, and Olive Gray, as well as longstanding series voice actress Jen Taylor, was brought together. Last February, the project was relocated to Paramount+, where it would eventually air.
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