Halo season 2 is already officially in the works, so the story of Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 will soon be continued on Paramount+.
Halo, Paramount+’s streaming series based on the iconic video games, follows the legendary Spartan super soldier John (Pablo Schreiber), A.K.A. The Master Chief: the green, mean, alien-slaughtering machine as he travels the galaxy and, you know, slaughtering aliens. At least, that’s what fans were expecting, based on the games.
Showing confidence in the big-budget television adaptation, Halo season 2 was confirmed in March 2022, ahead of the first episode’s debut. Filming for the second installment of the Paramount+ series began the following September, in Iceland, with lead star Pablo Schreiber and the crew occasionally sharing photos to track the show’s return.
‘Halo’ Season 2 Officially Wraps Up Filming
Schreiber, who plays the lead character of Master Chief, confirmed on Instagram that Halo season 2 had wrapped filming. The actor was posting his gratitude for the show’s crew, calling them “a team of artists working their asses off to help make that one performance possible.” In the comments of the post, Schreiber is asked whether the show it’s a wrap on the filming of season 2. He responds: “It is indeed.” Schreiber’s original post and comment are included below:
What To Expect From Halo Season 2
Halo season 1 had a big task to embark upon, reimagining the iconic gaming series into a TV show that viewers could enjoy. The Halo season 1 plot took a few liberties with the game’s story, but the basic outline was the same. Microsoft Gaming CEO has recently acknowledged to IGN that the success of The Last of Us – the best thriller series in years – has been “setting an incredibly high bar” for videogame series.
That said, some fans were displeased by Master Chief’s face revealed in the very first episode, something that was never done in the games. But that, of course, didn’t stop Halo season 2 from getting the green light.
Pablo Schreiber defended the unmasking as an important part of keeping the show alive for seasons to come during an interview with Den of Geek, “Without getting the helmet off and without getting access to the face, you really are not able to take an audience on the long journey we want to take them on.”
With season 1’s finale, entitled Transcendence, all but confirming the continuation of the conflict between Earth and the Covenant, there’s plenty more to dig into with this epic battle. Viewers also saw Cortana (Jen Taylor) take control of Master Chief’s body with Dr. Halsey escaping the UNSC, setting a new path forward for the main characters.
For now, if we think about how Halo season 1 ended, we think it’s safe to say we can expect the following Halo cast members to reprise their roles.
- Pablo Schreiber as Master Chief
- Nastascha McElhone as Dr. Catherine Halsey
- Jennifer Taylor as Cortana
- Bookeen Woodbine as Soren-066
- Yerin Ha as Kwan Ha
- Shabana Azmi as Margaret Parangosky
- Natasha Culzac as Riz-028
- Olive Gray as Dr Miranda Keyes
- Kate Kennedy as Kai-125
- Charlie Murphy as Makee
- Danny Sapani as Captain Jacob Keyes
- Bentley Kalu as Vannak-134
Halo Season 2 Release Date
Although Schreiber, who plays the lead character of Master Chief, confirmed Halo season 2 had wrapped filming, there’s no particular release date as of now. If we have to guess, it will release sometime in 2024.
The developers have not released a trailer for Halo Season 2 so far. For now, you can check the trailer for Season 1 below: