Halo: The Series on Paramount Plus – Release Date, Cast, Trailer, Episodes, How to Watch

By Lore Apostol / December 10, 2021

This year is a good one for Halo fans, as the latest installment of the Halo games franchise, Halo Infinite, launched December 8, 2021. Two days later, we found out we'll get to see a Halo live-action TV series after half a decade of development. The series will be launched soon, and we have an official release date and the first lengthier trailer, so let's see how to watch Halo: The Series online from anywhere.

Halo: The Series Release Date

As one can expect, we will be able to stream Halo: The Series when it lands in 2022. The official release date was announced recently, when the first official trailer was launched on January 30 during the halftime of the AFC Championship Game. Halo: The Series will premiere on Thursday, March 24, 2022, on Paramount Plus. Most probably, as it happens with new content, it will land on NBCU's streaming platform after midnight PT.

How to Watch Halo: The Series?

The Halo TV Series is an exclusive on the Paramount+ platform since it's a Paramount original. So, if you can't wait to see it (and it does look stunning), you need to subscribe to Paramount Plus - plans start at $4.99 per month.

Choose Essential or Premium (which is ad-free, except live TV and a few shows) plan, then select monthly or annual payment options (the annual option saves you over 16% off the monthly price). We should mention that you also get a 7-day free trial upon subscribing.

If you are traveling when the series lands, you may find the service is geo-blocked abroad or in some states, so you won't be able to access it. To solve this issue, all you need is a subscription with a capable VPN. You just need to select a server located back home before opening Paramount Plus to stream the Halo series.

Is Master Chief in Halo: The Series?

Yes, that information has been confirmed. Actor Pablo Schreiber (American Gods, Orange Is the New Black) was cast for the role of John-117, also known as Master Chief, and he seems like an excellent fit considering he's 6' 5" tall.

Halo: The Series Trailer

In the first published trailer for the series (which is more of a teaser, in fact), we can see Pablo Schreiber cast for Chief and Jen Taylor reprise her role as Cortana. We can also stare in awe at how amazing High Charity looks, as well as how the technologically-advanced combat exoskeleton system Mjolnir Powered Assault Armor is represented. In the second trailer, more of the character are presented, and we are presented with the main plot direction: Master Chief is sent to find the Halo and win the war against The Covenant.

How Many Episodes Will Halo: The Series Have?

There's no official information right now. However, when it was originally set to appear on Showtime, it was supposed to have 10 episodes. At the moment, after ViacomCBS decided to make it a Paramount original, IMDB lists nine episodes.

Halo: The Series Cast

The new Halo show will mainly focus on Master Chief. However, we should also mention that the director is Otto Bathurst, known for his work on the award-winning Peaky Blinders series.

What Is the Halo: The Series Story About?

IMDB summarizes it like this "Aliens threaten human existence in an epic 26th-century showdown." The most details about the new series' narrative we got from ViacomCBS chief creative officer David Nevins when it was still set to launch on Showtime, who said that Halo is a futuristic space-based science fiction story. "It's not fantasy. I think there's been one iconic franchise in my opinion in the history of television in that category, and that's Star Trek," he said back then.

We know that the plot follows John-117, aka Master Chief, after the Covenant attacked humanity in the 16th century, so we may expect the series to either cover the story of Master Chief's origins through the first game's storyline or the first game's storyline and show flashbacks that reveal more about his origins. Either way, it means we'll get to see his enrollment into the Spartan program and some images of the titular planet from 2010’s Halo: Reach. Also, this means we'll probably get to see quite a few images showing John's face, and we look forward to that.

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