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.
The surviving UNSC forces of the Eridanus II mission return to Reach. The UNSC also takes Makee into their custody; although she claims to have been a prisoner of the Covenant, there are sentiments of distrust and scepticism within the UNSC, considering that the Covenant aren’t known to take human prisoners. When John interrogates Makee, she reveals that they are both “blessed” with the ability to activate Forerunner technology; further medical testing confirms that John and Makee share a number of similarities in their genetic profiles. Due to the deviations in behaviour demonstrated by John and Kai following their removal of their emotional suppressors, Parangosky assigns Miranda to replace Halsey as leader of all ongoing ONI projects; when Miranda meets with Halsey under the pretence of getting clearances, Halsey secretly obtains a copy of Miranda’s retina scan. John, upset at Halsey about lying to him about his past, confronts her and learns the true origins of the Spartan program: kidnapping and conscripting children to serve as super-soldiers, replacing them with terminally ill flash clones to alleviate suspicions, and subjecting them to augmentations with risk of deformation or death; John shares this with a recovering Kai. When John tests the Madrigal artefact once more, despite warnings of the possible ill effects it has on his health, he and Makee simultaneously have arrhythmias and seizures, while also sharing a vision of being on a Halo ringworld together.
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 28 April 2022.
- Rating: TV-MA.
- Running Time: 60 minutes (per episode).
- Country: US.
- Language: English.