Originally in development at Showtime, the Halo TV series has jumped ship, and is now exclusive to Paramount+! This announcement was made today during the ViacomCBS streaming event.
Being developed in partnership with Halo game developer 343 Industries and Amblin Televsion, the series is currently in production in Budapest and is targeted to premiere on the Paramount’s streaming platform in Q1 of 2022.
Per the report from Deadline, it mentions how the film had 55% to 60% of its first season completed when the COVID-19 pandemic struck down production last year. Interestingly enough, it mentions how the Halo TV series has been “floated for months” as a possible Paramount+ show in conversations held between ViacomCBS president and CEO Bob Bakish and David Nevins, Chief Creative Officer of CBS & Chariman and CEO of Showtime Networks.
The TV adaptation of the hit video game franchise will see Pablo Schreiber (13 Hours, Den of Thieves) star in “dramatizing an epic 26th century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant. The show will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future.”
As for the Halo the game, there is still no firm release date for Halo Infinite, though we know there will be a never-before-seen weapon introduced in the game according to the devs.