Is Halo returning for another season? Here’s everything you need to know about Halo Season 2.
Halo is on the way “an epic struggle between humanity and an extraterrestrial enemy known as the Covenant in the 26th century. Halo will combine intense personal stories with action, adventure, and a vividly imagined future.” Executive producer Kiki Wolfkill explained that the series is a standalone story that takes place within its own “Silver Timeline” that is separate from and inspired by the transmedia franchise’s core canon and lore, rather than a continuation, adaptation, prequel, or sequel, explaining that they wanted to give the two Halo canons a chance to evolve independently to suit their media.
The viewers know that the show’s first season gave them hints as to where the episodes would go to lead to the second season. As a result, we’ve put together a list of everything you need to know about the official release date, possible plot, and cast, which will definitely have you ready for Halo Season 2. To learn more, keep reading.
Is Halo renewed for Season 2?
Halo has been officially renewed for a second season by Paramount+. According to Deadline, ViacomCBS announced the renewal during a presentation in February 2022. Furthermore, the creators announced Halo Season 2 even before Season 1 premiered, indicating that the network believed in Halo’s live-action adaptation and was already in plans to make the series have future seasons in this franchise which has gotten a good reception from the audience worldwide.
Take a look at the announcement shared by the official Paramount+ Twitter handle, quoting, “Suit up, Spartans. The wait is almost over. #HaloTheSeries premieres March 24 exclusively on #ParamountPlus with a second season already ordered.”
— Paramount+ (@paramountplus) February 15, 2022
Tanya Giles, chief programming officer, Paramount+ said, “Halo is an expansive, world-building opportunity for Paramount+, and we’re thrilled to give fans a second season to look forward to before we launch the series next month.”
She also added, “Halo will deliver a thrill-ride for fans of the game and non-gamers alike, as it ties together stunning visuals with a deeper look at the personal stories behind these iconic characters, all set within an epic battle for the future of humanity.”
Halo Season 2 Production Status
Actor Pablo Schreiber who plays Master Chief stated that Halo Season 2 will begin filming this summer in an interview with Collider, despite keeping the plot for the next part of the series a secret, the star revealed that a major location has a hard deadline owing to “weather-related” concerns. Here’s what Schreiber stated, “We’ll be filming again this summer. We’re still figuring out exactly what the start date is, but we will be in production by summertime because we have a hard date that we need to be up and running in order to get some location that is weather-affected.”
Halo Season 2 Release Date
The series renewal was officially announced only three months ago in February 2022. Moreover, Season 1 just aired its finale episode, Transcendence on May 19, 2022. So, asking for an official release date for Halo Season 2 seems a little early. If we have to guess, looking at the pattern of the first season, the upcoming season will most likely premiere sometime around early to mid-2023. Many fans are predicting around the month of March to April of next year.
Furthermore, we would like to emphasize that this is merely speculation at this time, as the series features very elaborate sets, costumes, and other factors that define the production timeline and establish a timeframe for the filming to be completed properly.
The series’ renewal before the completion of Season 1 is, on the other hand, a favorable indication, suggesting that the next season’s development was already in the works ahead of time, and fans may not have to wait long. As a result, we recommend that viewers wait patiently for these updates to be confirmed by the network in the near future, and hope that the development does not experience any significant delays while in the production stage.
Halo Season 2 Expected Plot
Though no official confirmation of the plotline for the upcoming season has been revealed, fans can expect the series to pick up where it left off in Season 1, with the release of Transcendence on May 19, 2022. The episode was directed by Jonathan Liebesman, and was written by Steven Kane.
The official synopsis of the episode states, “Beaten, battered, and betrayed, John 117 leads the Spartans on a suicide mission to find the Halo and save humanity from the covenant. The Spartans must survive without marine reinforcements.”
Take a look at the promo below:
In the episode, viewers see that while Makee flees in the Covenant Phantom captured during Silver Team’s raid on Madrigal, a standoff ensues, which is only defused when Captain Keyes arrives and assists John in breaking his friends’ brainwashing by showing that he is speaking the truth about Halsey abducting them as children. Kai assists in apprehending Halsey and killing her aide, but Miranda soon finds that the “Halsey” that was apprehended was actually a flash clone of the real Halsey, who is shown covertly plotting her own escape from Reach while her clone dies. With the help of Cortana, John deduces the location of the Covenant planet Hesduros using the information provided by Makee.
John personally leads Silver Team in a mission to stop the Covenant and recover the Forerunner keystones with the UNSC’s blessing. When the Covenant troops overtake Silver Team on Hesduros, Makee activates the combined keystones to generate a blast to save John, forming a star map going to Halo and mistakenly trapping John into stasis. Kai breaks John’s hypnosis by shooting and murdering Makee, and the keystones shut down before they can show Halo’s whereabouts.
Overwhelmed by enemy forces, John orders Cortana to take control of his body so he can save his team and retrieve the keystones without activating them, despite her warnings that doing so would permanently erase his mind; after John is killed, Cortana assumes control of John, rescues Silver Team, and flees with them and both keystones.
Kai asks John if it’s really him beneath the helmet as they leave, but he merely gives her a sidelong glance. Moreover, the way Marvel Studios turned the Marvel Comics into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this series has drawn parallels and been compared to this move as it seems to be following a similar path for its future installments inspired by a video game to adapt into a tv series.
— Halo on Paramount+ (@HaloTheSeries) May 19, 2022
In conclusion, this episode will establish the tone for the upcoming season. The storyline synopsis gives a fast overview of the story, but it doesn’t give the whole picture that the show’s authors have translated from the pages to the screen. As a result, we have no idea what important insights or surprises will be disclosed in the following season, or what story arcs and plots will be introduced to further develop this universe. As a result, we suggest fans hold off on forming any assumptions about Halo Season 2 until additional information is officially released by Paramount+ in the coming months.
Halo Season 2 Cast
We should mention that the second season may feature some new cast members and the departure of some characters, which will be announced once production is completed and officially confirmed by Paramount+. Meanwhile, the original cast is expected to return for the next season, as the network has yet to disclose any fresh casting news as of May 23, 2022. As a result, various significant cast members are expected to return and reprise their roles.
The main cast members of the series include the following:
- Pablo Schreiber as John-117
- Natasha McElhone as Catherine Halsey
- Jennifer Taylor as Cortana
- Bookeem Woodbine as Soren-066
- Shabana Azmi as Margaret Parangosky
- Natasha Culzac as Riz-028
- Olive Gray as Dr. Miranda Keyes
- Yerin Ha as Kwan Ha
- Bentley Kalu as Vannak-134
- Kate Kennedy as Kai-125
- Charlie Murphy as Makee
- Danny Sapani as Captain Jacob Keyes
The recurring cast members of the series include the following:
- Julian Bleach as Mercy
- Karl Johnson as Truth
- Hilton McRae as Regret
- Sarah Ridgeway as John’s Mother
- Duncan Pow as John’s Father
- Ryan McParland as Adun
- Burn Gorman as Vinsher Grath
- Jeong-hwan Kong as Jin Ha
- Keir Dullea as Fleet Admiral Hood
Halo Season 2 Episodes
Although the exact amount of episodes for Halo Season 2 has yet to be released, we may anticipate 9 episodes with a 60-minute running time, comparable to the previous season. The exact number of episodes is difficult to determine at this time because it could have a varied number of episodes depending on the plot that the show wants to convey to the audience. Meanwhile, refresh your recollection of some major plotlines by binge-watching Season 1 which is currently airing on Paramount+. Here is a simple episode guide for the current season that will assist you in understanding the sequence and watching the episodes to learn the plot.
- S1E1: “Contact” – March 24, 2022
- S1E2: “Unbound” – March 31, 2022
- S1E3: “Emergence” – April 7, 2022
- S1E4: Homecoming” – April 14, 2022
- S1E5: “Reckoning” – April 21, 2022
- S1E6: “Solace” – April 28, 2022
- S1E7: “Inheritance” – May 5, 2022
- S1E8: “Allegiance” – May 12, 2022
- S1E9: “Transcendence” – May 19, 2022
We’d like to point out that many shows try to maintain a similar pattern in episode count over seasons in order to retain the story’s consistency, especially for drama series based on video games. As a result, we ask fans to be patient as the network finishes post-production they will eventually confirm the titles of each episode.
Is there any trailer for Halo Season 2?
No, because production on Halo Season 2 has yet to begin, it is too early to release a trailer so that fans can discover new aspects that the characters will be explored. As a result, viewers will be unable to watch a teaser or trailer, as well as predict potential key plotlines. Meanwhile, check out this exclusive interview with the Halo stars Pablo Schreiber, Natascha McElhone, Olive Gray, Jen Taylor, Yerin Ha, writer Steven Kane, and Kiki Wolfkill where they discuss the TV show adaptation of beloved cultural artifacts of the video game on the official Comicbook.com YouTube channel.
Where can you stream Halo Season 1?
All the episodes of Season 1 can be streamed exclusively on Paramount+. The series can also be watched on a premium channel of Amazon Prime Video as it is part of the Sky bundle for UK subscribers.
— Halo on Paramount+ (@HaloTheSeries) May 22, 2022
Halo Season 1 Official Trailer
Halo, a new Paramount+ Original Series, is featured in this spectacular trailer. Halo the series will blend deeply developed personal stories with action, adventure, and a beautifully envisioned vision of the future, dramatizing an epic 26th-century struggle between humanity and an alien force known as the Covenant. Our most lethal weapon is also our best hope in a struggle for humanity’s survival. Master Chief, Cortana, the Covenant, and the other Silver Team Spartans can be seen in the trailer.
Halo Official Synopsis
According to Paramount+ the official synopsis states, “Halo follows an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant. Halo will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future.”
Catch up on the previous season while you wait for more Halo Season 2 updates.