After a handful of underwhelming attempts, the popular video game franchise Halo is getting a worthy live-action adaptation. The Halo TV series premieres on the streaming service Paramount+ with current Halo developer 343 Industries acting as a production company. These are the details that are available to the public so far.
'Halo' Release Date
The TV adaptation of Halo will stream on Paramount+ starting March 24, 2022. Like the other shows released as Paramount+ originals, Halo will probably release only its premiere episode on March 24, with future episodes joining the first every following Thursday.
'Halo' Plot Summary
Paramount has not released an official storyline yet, but the small bits available are enticing. Of course, the plot will focus on the same story as the video game series, following the war between humans and the alien Covenant. A new individual called Quan Ah introduces an element of personal connection to the main character Master Chief, apparently meeting the hero soldier at a significant time for their stories to cross. Interestingly, the producers have confirmed that Halo will stand apart from the storyline of the video game series, allowing for separate and never-before-seen outcomes to occur in the show.
Stars of 'Halo'
Master Chief, played by Pablo Schreiber (American Gods, The Wire, Orange is the New Black)
Quan Ah, played by Yerin Ha
Dr. Halsey, played by Natasha McElhone (Solaris, Californication)
Soren-066, played by Bokeem Woodbine (Fargo)
Captain Jacob Keyes, played by Danny Sapani (Penny Dreadful)
Miranda Keyes, played by Olive Gray
Cortana, played by Jen Taylor (who also voiced Cortana in the video games)
Creators of 'Halo'
The biggest name involved is Stephen Spielberg, listed as executive producer. On the creative side, the show was co-developed and written by Kyle Killen, known for two short-lived TV dramas, Lone Star and Awake, and Steven Kane. Otto Bathurst directs the first episode; he is known for his work on three episodes of Peaky Blinders and 'The National Anthem,' the series premiere of Black Mirror.
The nine-episode first season should finish its rollout in May. Until the premiere, you can catch up on other Paramount+ shows like Evil, 1883, and Star Trek: Discovery.