Halo (2022): S01E01 – Contact


Halo is an American military science fiction television series developed by Kyle Killen and Steven Kane for the streaming service Paramount+, loosely based on the video game franchise of the same name.

Produced by Showtime Networks, 343 Industries, Amblin Television, One Big Picture, and Chapter Eleven, the series follows a 26th-century war between the United Nations Space Command (UNSC) and the Covenant, a theocratic-military alliance of several advanced alien races determined to eradicate the human race.

Pablo Schreiber and Jen Taylor star as Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 and Cortana, with the latter reprising her role from the video game series, and are joined by Natascha McElhone, Yerin Ha, Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Olive Gray, Charlie Murphy, Kate Kennedy, Bentley Kalu, Natasha Culzac, and Danny Sapani.


In 2552, the Covenant attack an Insurrectionist outpost on the planet Madrigal, wiping out everyone except for teenager Kwan Ha before the SPARTAN unit Silver Team intervenes. In a nearby cave system, Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 discovers and retrieves a Forerunner artefact that reacts to his touch, displaying mysterious symbols and unlocking some of his sealed childhood memories. A surviving Covenant Elite witnesses and reports this to the Prophet of Mercy at the Covenant capital, High Charity. On Reach, Dr. Catherine Halsey clashes with Admiral Parangosky over their methods and Halsey’s work on a new type of AI based on her own brain patterns. After Kwan refuses to cooperate with the UNSC, the Master Chief is ordered to assassinate her. He disobeys and goes rogue, earning Kwan’s trust by showing her his face. UNSC Captain Jacob Keyes orders the Master Chief to be taken into custody; the Master Chief touches the artefact again, which disables power in the base while restoring power to his ship, allowing him and Kwan to escape. In the process, the Master Chief discovers that he had drawn the artefact as a child, suggesting that he has a past connection to it.

Halo Series

You can find a full index and overview of 2022 Halo TV series here.

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Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 24 March 2022.
  • Rating: TV-MA.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes (per episode).
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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