Ahead of its March 24th, 2022 premiere, Paramount+ has announced that it’s picked up Halo for an additional season.
A Halo adaptation was in development for years. But while the immensely popular video game felt ripe for a cinematic live-action, it never fully got off the ground. The property had floated from being a live-action film to a series multiple times before the series was eventually picked up by Showtime for a traditional cable release. After that fell through, Halo moved to the Paramount+ streaming service.
— Paramount+ (@paramountplus) February 15, 2022
The film follows legendary character Master Chief (Pablo Schreiber). Here’s the official rundown of the character:
“Earth’s most advanced warrior in the 26th century and the only hope of salvation for a civilization pushed to the brink of destruction by the Covenant, an unstoppable alliance of alien worlds committed to the destruction of humanity.”
The billion-dollar franchise has spawned five mainline sequels since the original 2001 game and has countless spin-offs. The series has also had a couple of live-action adaptations, albeit on a much lower budget than what fans expected.
Halo seems to be exploring Master Chief’s origin and early years working for the UNSC. It’s unclear if the second season will continue on this path or begin to adapt the games for streaming audiences.
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