Halo TV show already renewed for season two

The Halo TV series doesn’t premiere until next month, but Paramount+ is already renewing the show for a second season. A post on the official Halo Waypoint blog confirmed the news.

Given that, you know, we still haven’t seen a single episode of the first season, it’s difficult to know where the story might head in its second year. All we know about the premise so far is just about what you’d expect if you’ve played the games.

“Dramatizing an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, Halo the series will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future,” reads today’s press release from Paramount.

We do know, however, that the second season will bring at least one big change behind the scenes. The second batch of episodes will have a new showrunner. Per today’s announcement, David Weiner (Apple TV+’s Brave New World) will be replacing season one showrunner Steven Kane. (Kane, who previously co-created the TNT drama The Last Ship, decided last summer that he’d be departing Halo after the first season, so it’s not a surprise that someone new is stepping in.)

Halo stars Pablo Schreiber as Master Chief, Natascha McElhone as Dr. Halsey, and Jen Taylor as Cortana, reprising her voice over role from the games. Charlie Murphy, Shabana Azmi, and Bokeem Woodbine are also confirmed for smaller roles.

You’ll be able to watch the Halo TV show on Paramount+ starting March 24th. In the meantime, you can check out the first trailer.

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