Halo TV series coming to Paramount Plus in 2022, report saysFebruary 25, 2021
Halo is finally coming to the small screen, but in a new twist it will head to Paramount Plus. Previously announced for sister-network Showtime, Deadline reports that the TV series based on the hit Halo video-game franchise will arrive in the first quarter of 2022.
Halo developer 343 Industries announced in 2018 that Showtime had ordered a 10-episode season based on the popular video game, 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 halted work last March.
Pablo Schreiber stars in the series, which is produced by Showtime, Halo-maker 343 Industries and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television. Spielberg will serve as one of the show’s executive producers.
The outlet says that the news will be formally announced during a ViacomCBS investor event on Wednesday. The media giant owns a variety of networks and streaming services including Showtime, CBS, Nickelodeon, MTV and the Paramount film studio. On March 4 the company will rebrand its current CBS All Access streaming service into Paramount Plus.
Wednesday’s event is expected to provide updates on Showtime and unveil the scope of streaming service Paramount Plus, including news about a flood of new programming that ViacomCBS hopes will draw in new subscribers, even as customers’ choices in streaming have exploded in the last year and a half.
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