‘Halo’ TV Series Jumps From Showtime to Paramount Plus

The “Halo” TV show, based on the popular and long-running sci-fi video game series on Microsoft’s Xbox, has moved to Paramount Plus from Showtime, Variety has confirmed.

The official announcement will be made during ViacomCBS’ Wednesday press conference event showcasing upcoming titles on Paramount Plus, the fledgling streaming service. The series is currently in production in Budapest and will debut on Paramount Plus in the first quarter of 2022.

Pablo Schrieber will star as Master Chief, the lead protagonist in several of the “Halo” video games who is a super solider known as a Spartan. Natascha McElhone, Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Bentley Kalu, Natasha Culzac, Kate Kennedy, Danny Sapani, Olive Gray and Charlie Murphy are also cast members.

The “Halo” series is being produced by Showtime with 343 Industries, the video game developer behind the sci-fi shooter franchise. Amblin Television will also produce, with Steven Spielberg, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey as executive producers. Director Otto Bathurst and Toby Leslie will executive produce for One Big Picture, in addition to Kyle Killen and Scott Pennington for Chapter Eleven. Kiki Wolfkill, Frank O’Connor and Bonnie Ross serve as executive producers on behalf of 343 Industries.

Deadline first reported the news.

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