Halo TV series coming to Paramount Plus in 2022
Halo is coming to the small screen, but in a new twist it will be heading to Paramount Plus. Previously announced for sister network Showtime, Deadline first reported that the television series based on the hit video game franchise will arrive in the first quarter of 2022.
Developer Halo 343 Industries announced in 2018 that Showtime had ordered a season of 10 episodes based on the sci-fi shooter, with Deadline adding that production is already underway in Budapest and that the show had already filmed “55% -60% of its first season” before the COVID-19 pandemic ‘interrupted work last March.
Pablo Schreiber (best known for Orange Is the New Black and The Wire) stars of the series, produced by Showtime, 343 Industries and Amblin Television by Steven Spielberg. Spielberg will be one of the show’s executive producers, having attempted to kick off the project several years ago.
First announced for the Mac, original Halo developer Bungie was acquired by Microsoft in 2000 before the launch of the original Xbox console. A huge success, the game became synonymous with console and spawned many sequels and spinoffs, which have grossed over $ 5 billion in total. A new game, Infinite halo, due out later this year.
The show was officially announced during an investor ViacomCBS event on wednesday. The media giant owns a variety of networks and streaming services, including Showtime, CBS, Nickelodeon, MTV and the Paramount movie studio. On March 4, the company .
Wednesday’s event also provided updates on Showtime and unveiled the scope of Paramount Plus, including information on a flood of new shows that ViacomCBS hopes to attract new subscribers to even as consumers.have exploded over the past year and a half.
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Update, 3:52 p.m .: Added more details now that the series move is official.