The live action Halo show on Paramount Plus has been renewed for a second season, just over a month before the first season premieres. According to a press release, David Wiener (who has worked on shows like Fear the walking dead† Homecomingand brave new world) will serve as showrunner and executive producer for the second season. The news was announced at an investor event, where ViacomCBS also said it is changing the Paramount name as part of its focus on streaming.
Announcing a Season 2 renewal early may attract skeptical viewers who remember incidents like Netflix’s live action cowboy bebop, which was abruptly canceled shortly after season 1 aired. The live action Halo has been through a long development process as it was first announced in 2018 as a Showtime series but later became a Paramount Plus exclusive.
In a statement, Showtime Networks CEO David Nevins said, “This second season pickup reflects the confidence we have in the power of this epic series to attract and engage viewers. HALO has been a great partnership with Amblin and 343 Industries, and we are all grateful for the opportunity to continue it.”
Halo stars Pablo Schreiber from american gods as Master Chief, Natascha McElhone or California as dr. Halsey, and Jen Taylor, the voice actress for Cortana in the Halo games, as Master Chief’s beloved AI assistant. The show’s first season will debut on the Paramount Plus streaming service on March 24, 2022, and you can watch the trailer below.