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.
John, now healthy again, begins to socialize with Makee and view her as a potential ally following their shared visions of the Halo, despite the continued doubts of the UNSC who view her as a mole for the Covenant. John learns from her that the Covenant are after the Halo rings due to their prophecy of a “Great Journey”. After a Covenant attack on another planet, John is able to convince the UNSC to let Makee test the artefact, albeit under Miranda’s supervision. John, without his emotional suppressor, and Makee, who views him with a degree of kinship and trust, have sex; noting John’s kindness and similarity to her, she begins to reconsider her loyalties. Meanwhile, Halsey finds out about John’s relationship through Cortana and regains remote access to the UNSC network by secretly copying Miranda’s retina scan. Halsey then initiates remote protocols that disable all comms within the UNSC base and places Spartans Riz and Vannak under her direct control, ordering them to capture John, Makee, and the artifact; Cortana chooses at the last second to warn John. Riz and Vannak restrain Kai and attempt to fight John, and Miranda reveals transmissions of Makee leading the attack on the UNSC corvette. Although Makee was trying to get help for John, when UNSC troopers restrain and torture her (bringing back memories of her youth), she reaffirms her loyalty to the Covenant, frees herself, and touches the artefact, sending shockwaves throughout the UNSC base, before saying her goodbyes to John via another shared vision.
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 12 May 2022.
- Rating: TV-MA.
- Running Time: 60 minutes (per episode).
- Country: US.
- Language: English.