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.
While Soren, having returned to the Rubble, engages in space piracy against the UNSC, Kwan ventures into the deserts of Madrigal to track down a reclusive tribe of mystic nomads, hoping for answers about her family’s true purpose. The mystics reveal that when Kwan’s ancestors settled on Madrigal, they were charged by a Forerunner AI with protecting a Forerunner portal that resides somewhere on the planet. Returning to her father’s abandoned command outpost, Kwan finds old letters addressed to her great-grandfather seeking information on the location of the portal. Kwan is rejoined by Soren, who came back in order to fulfil his promise to John to look over her, just before the outpost is surrounded by Vinsher Grath and his troops, looking to collect the bounty on Kwan. Despite being heavily outnumbered, Kwan insists upon fighting back in the hopes of killing Grath and freeing Madrigal from his tyranny. While Soren holds off Grath’s forces, Kwan rigs the outpost’s deuterium power supply and detonates it by firing an assault rifle that the Master Chief had discarded during the Covenant attack. The explosion kills Grath and his men; Kwan then pays Soren with money recovered from the outpost’s supplies to honour their original deal. The two part on amicable terms, with Kwan determined to continue her mission and find the portal and take her position as its protector.
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 05 May 2022.
- Rating: TV-MA.
- Running Time: 60 minutes (per episode).
- Country: US.
- Language: English.