Halo series renewed for Season 2
Halo has been renewed for Season 2 by Paramount, before the first season has even premiered.
The series is based on the Xbox franchise of the same name. The series is set during a 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat called the Covenant. It stars Pablo Schreiber as UNSC Spartan Master Chief, alongside Natascha McElhone as Dr Halsey, Jen Taylor as Cortana, Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Natasha Culzac, Olive Gray, Yerin Ha, Bentley Kalu, Kate Kennedy, Charlie Murphy and Danny Sapani.
US audiences can see them in action when the series premieres on Paramount+ on 24th March. Before then, though, Paramount has already greenlit a second season, with Fear the Walking Dead’s David Wiener to serve as showrunner. He replaces Steve Kane in the role, who will exit after season 1 – and who, in turn, replaced Kyle Kinnen, after they departed the project in 2018.
In the UK, meanwhile, fans will be able to see the series when Paramount’s streaming service launches this summer. Previously known as CBS All-Access, the subscription platform will arrive in the UK and Ireland this summer. It will be available on Sky platforms as part of a multi-year distribution agreement, but will also be available as a standalone app for iOS, Android and other devices.
The studio has a growing number of original titles already announced, including series such as Fatal Attraction, Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies, Rabbit Hole and – launching in the US this April – The Offer. Super Pumped has also been renewed for Season 2 and Billions has been renewed for Season 7.