Как посмотреть The Halo TV Show
After years of development, including COVID-related delays, the Halo TV show starring Pablo Schreiber as Master Chief is finally set to debut this week. In this post we're rounding up how to watch the show in the US and around the world, and in some cases, you might be able to stream the series without paying extra.
Watch Halo On Paramount+
The Halo TV series was originally slated for Showtime, but it shifted to Paramount+ where it becomes one of the upstart streaming platform's first high-profile productions. Some of Paramount+'s other marquee original shows include the Yellowstone prequel 1883, Star Trek Picard, and Mayor of Kingstown.
Anyone in the US, Canada, Latin America, Australia, and the Nordics can subscribe to Paramount+ with plans that start at $5/month after a free seven-day trial. Paramount+ has Essential [$5/month with ads] and Premium [$10/month with mostly no ads] options, while subscribers can pay monthly or annually. The annual option comes with a savings of 16% compared to paying monthly.
For fans outside of Paramount+'s supported regions, the Halo TV series will stream in Italy and Germany on Sky, while people in France can watch through Canal+. UK fans won't get to stream the show officially until it arrives on Sky through Paramount+ this summer, though people in the UK--or anywhere else, really--can watch the Halo series with a VPN. This isn't always guaranteed to work, however.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Offer
All Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can, beginning March 23, get a free 30-day trial of Paramount+. Anyone who subscribers today will be able to watch the majority of the Season 1 episodes with the trial.
The first two Halo episodes will arrive at 12 AM PT / 3 AM ET on March 24. There are nine episodes in Season 1, and they will be released once weekly each Thursday, with the finale wrapping things up on May 19. The Halo series has already been renewed for Season 2, but showrunner Steven Kane is dropping out for the sophomore run of the sci-fi show.
The Halo show carries a massive production budget, with Paramount+ reportedly spending $10 million per episode, which puts the show on a similar level to Game of Thrones in terms of per-episode budget.
_ Halo TV Series Episodes:_
- March 24: Episodes 1 and 2
- March 31: Episode 3
- April 7: Episode 4
- April 14: Episode 5
- April 21: Episode 6
- April 28: Episode 7
- May 5: Episode 8
- May 12: Episode 9
What Is The Halo Series About?
The Halo TV show doesn't follow any specific video game's story, but it does borrow many of its themes and storylines. The series is set in the 26th century when humans and Covenant aliens are fighting. The story will focus on not just Master Chief, but also a cast of characters surrounding him.
"Halo the series will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future," reads a line from the show's description. "Nobody can save humanity alone-not even the Master Chief. Meet the heroes who will risk losing everything to come together and protect humankind from the universe's greatest threat..."
The Halo TV show will reveal Master Chief's face for the first time, and it was a purposeful decision. Showing him without his iconic helmet on will help humanize the super-soldier, executive producer Kiki Wolfkill told and.
"We set out to tell a story about Master Chief--and specifically to tell a story about John," Wolfkill said. "John is someone that we explore in the books, not the side of him that we tend to explore in the games. And so that was a decision that the story really made. And it just became so clear, as we were getting into what that journey would look like, and what it means for John to discover his humanity and his place in the world and his place in the UNSC that you had to be able to see him outside of the armor and without the helmet."
The Halo TV show has its own canon, the Silver timeline, so what happens on the show doesn't necessarily affected the game series.
In addition to Schreiber as Master Chief, the show's cast includes the following:
- Natascha McElhone (Dr. Halsey)
- Jen Taylor (Cortana)
- Bokeem Woodbine (Soren-066)
- Shabana Azmi (Admiral Margaret Parangosky)
- Natasha Culzac (Riz-028)
- Olive Gray (Miranda Keyes)
- Yerin Ha (Kwan Ha Boo)
- Bentley Kalu (Vannak-134)
- Kate Kennedy (Kai-125)
- Charlie Murphy (Makee)
- and Danny Sapani (Captain Jacob Keyes)