The upcoming Halo TV series from Paramount+ is already renewed for a second season, just over a month until the first season’s debut. The news was announced during an investor event, confirming a second season while also announcing a new showrunner.
As reported by The Verge, David Wiener, who previously worked on Fear The Walking Dead, Homecoming and Brave New World, will act as the showrunner for the Halo TV show’s second season. The early announcement of a second season is mainly due to assuring skeptical viewers who may have been burnt by the cancelation of Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop.
The live-action Halo TV series has been in the works for years, originally being announced in 2018 as a Showtime series before shifting over to a Paramount+ exclusive.
The show will star 13 Hours actor Pablo Schreiber as John-117 aka Master Chief. Other stars include Natascha McElhone as Dr. Catherine Halsey, with Olive Gray as Miranda Keyes. Jen Taylor will reprise her role as Cortana from the game series.
The Halo video games were originally developed by Bungie as exclusives to the original Xbox and later, the Xbox 360. Following Bungie’s final work on Halo Reach before parting ways with Microsoft, rights to the games were given to the newly formed Xbox studio 343 Industries who developed all Halo titles until today, including the most recent Halo Infinite.
The Halo TV series will not directly adapt any of the video games, but rather spin its own story set within the universe. There are already elements of The Fall of Reach seen in the show, as it will partially document a young John-117 on his journey to becoming the legendary Spartan Master Chief.
Halo‘s first season will debut on Paramount+ on 24 March 2022.
Source: The Verge