Just over a month before the first season premieres, the live-action Halo program on Paramount Plus has been renewed for a second season. David Wiener (who has worked on programs including Fear the Walking Dead, Homecoming, and Brave New World) will serve as showrunner and executive producer for the second season, according to a press release.
The announcement was revealed at an investor presentation, when ViacomCBS also announced that it will rebrand as Paramount as part of its streaming strategy.
Early announcement of a season two renewal may entice skeptics who recall Netflix’s live-action Cowboy Bebop, which was unexpectedly canceled shortly after season one premiered. The live-action Halo has already had a lengthy production process, having been touted as a Showtime series in 2018 but then becoming a Paramount Plus exclusive.
“This second-season acquisition demonstrates our faith in the capacity of this epic series to captivate and engage audiences,” Showtime Networks CEO David Nevins said in a statement. HALO has been a fantastic partnership with Amblin and 343 Industries, and we’re all happy for the chance to keep it going.”
Master Chief is played by Pablo Schreiber of American Gods, Dr. Halsey is played by Natascha McElhone of Californication, and Master Chief’s AI aide is played by Jen Taylor, the voice actor for Cortana in the Halo games. The first season of the program will premiere on March 24th, 2022, on the Paramount Plus streaming service, and you can view the teaser below.