The Halo TV series has moved from Showtime to the new streaming service Paramount Plus.
According to Deadline, produced by Showtime in partnership with 343 Industries, along with Amblin Television, the series is in production in Budapest and will premiere on Paramount Plus sometime in Q1 2022.
— Paramount+ (@paramountplus) February 24, 2021
CBS & Chairman and CEO, Showtime Networks David Nevins said:
“It delivers the visceral excitement of playing the game, along with a much deeper emotional experience around the Spartans, human beings who got their humanity chemically and genetically altered.
The story is about reclaiming what makes them human, and therefore it’s a very powerful story.”
Steven Spielberg, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey executive produce for Amblin Television alongside Steven Kane, director Otto Bathurst and Toby Leslie for One Big Picture and Kyle Killen and Scott Pennington for Chapter Eleven. Kiki Wolfkill, Frank O’Connor and Bonnie Ross serve as executive producers for 343 Industries.
The Halo TV series had already filmed 55 to 60 percent of its first season when the coronavirus pandemic shut down all production in March 2020, but has since resumed production since late 2020. Showtime will continue to produce Halo for Paramount+, and the network’s creative executive team, led by Gary Levine and Amy Israel, who had been working on the series for years, will continue to oversee it.
Halo stars Schreiber as Master Chief, Natasha McElhone as Dr. Halsey and Jen Taylor as Cortana. Additional stars include Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Natasha Culzac, Olive Gray, Yerin Ha, Bentley Kalu, Kate Kennedy, Charlie Murphy and Danny Sapani.
Maybe we’ll catch a glimpse of Pablo Schreiber in the iconic Master Chief armour sometime soon.