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 a flashback, a young John catches Soren, a fellow Spartan, fleeing and allows him to escape. On the run from the UNSC, John takes Kwan and the artefact to Rubble, a secret Insurrectionist base carved out of a series of broken asteroids. There they reunite with Soren who is now an Insurrectionist leader. On Reach, Halsey faces intensive scrutiny over John’s actions but promises a solution to his and any future problems of this nature. Captain Keyes dispatches Silver Team to find John and bring him back along with the artefact and Kwan. On High Charity, the surviving Elite from Madrigal reveals to the Prophets and their ward Makee that John activated the relic; despite hesitance from the Prophet of Mercy, Makee insists that she can recover the artefact herself. Back on the Rubble, Soren introduces John to Reth, a deranged hermit who was once held captive by the Covenant. Reth forces John to reveal his ability to activate the artefact and hints that it leads to an alien superweapon of unparalleled destructive power. Shaken by the experience, John leaves Kwan with Soren and surrenders to Silver Team. He is consoled by Halsey, who promises a new beginning for him and awakens a clone of herself to create Cortana.
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 31 March 2022.
- Rating: TV-MA.
- Running Time: 60 minutes (per episode).
- Country: US.
- Language: English.