Halo is one of the most popular series that you can watch today as it is the newest sci-fi series that came from the screens of a video game franchise. In that regard, it already had a huge following before it even became a show, and that’s why the series is as popular as it is. That said, while we may still be in the first season of Halo, you might already be wondering about the future of the series. So, when is season 2 of Halo coming out?
There is yet to be a release date for Halo season 2, but we do know that Paramount has already renewed the series for a second season. This means that there is a good possibility that season 2 of Halo will be arriving no earlier than 2023, but that would still depend on how fast production will conclude.
Halo has always been one of the largest and most successful video game franchises on the planet, and it is only right that its series is going to be successful. That said, Halo season 2 is set to make the series even bigger. In that regard, let’s look at what we know about the upcoming second season of the successful Halo TV series.
Halo Season 2 Release Date
One of the biggest shows on the Paramount Network right now is Halo, which is an adaptation of the successful video game franchise that’s owned by Microsoft. Since the game’s first release back in 2001, it has since become one of the most popular video game franchises in the industry and has become the heart and soul of the Xbox console.
The success of the Halo video game franchise carried over to the TV series. While the series isn’t exactly similar 1:1 to the games because it is set in a parallel world that’s different from the universe of the Halo games, a good part of the elements that are present in the games was carried over to the show. As such, fans of the video games were quick to follow the Halo series, and that means that it continues to be one of the most successful Paramount Plus shows.
Due to the massive popularity of the Halo game franchise, the series already had a following before the first episode was even launched. That allowed the series to become as successful as it is. And this success is what Paramount Plus banked on when it renewed the series for a second season before the first season had even reached the halfway point of its nine-episode count.
Yes, the good news for fans is that Halo has been renewed for a second season, given the fact that it is massively popular and successful when compared to the other Paramount Plus shows. And considering how large the entire story of the Halo franchise is, there are a lot of things that will be covered by season 2 and even the upcoming seasons.
“Halo takes us into a dazzling world that we believe will enthrall audiences as much with its electrifying visuals as its bold, character-driven storytelling,” said Showtime and Paramount Plus chief David Nevin. “This second-season pickup reflects the confidence we have in the power of this epic series to attract and engage viewers.”
In that regard, the people in the upper part of the Paramount Plus corporate ladder do indeed believe that this series is worth the investment, considering that they probably are aware of the hidden numbers behind the success of the Halo series. As such, Halo now has the green light to produce its second season, and that means that production and filming will begin anytime soon. But when exactly will the second season be released?
Considering that the series had just been renewed, that means that the show’s creators are still in the planning stage for the production of the second season. There is yet to be a full-blown production for Halo season 2, and that could happen sometime in the next few months, depending on how fast the writers are able to come up with a script and a story for the second season.
As such, it is possible that it might take a while for the second season to get released, considering that a lot of things go into the filming and the production of an entire nine-episode series. That’s why season 2 of Halo might not come earlier than 2023, especially if the production begins during the latter half of 2022. It might be possible that Halo season 2 will get released in the middle or latter portion of 2023, but it is also possible that it will arrive in 2024, depending on how quickly the production of the season wraps up.
Halo Season 2 Trailer
Considering that season 2 of Halo hasn’t even begun its production phase, there isn’t a trailer for it as of this writing. Of course, that’s because trailers are taken from the different scenes filmed for the second season, and it only follows that there isn’t a trailer for a season that hasn’t even begun filming yet.
Nevertheless, here is the trailer for the first season in case you are interested in knowing what the series is all about, especially if you haven’t seen a single episode of Halo yet.
Halo Season 2 Cast
Considering that season 1 of Halo is still in the middle portion of its nine-episode run, we cannot confirm which members of the cast will be returning in the second season. However, there are some cast members that are surely going to appear in the second season because of how important they are in Halo’s overall story.
These are the cast members we believe will be appearing in Halo season 2:
- Pablo Schreiber as Master Chief Petty Officer John-117
- Jen Taylor as Cortana
- Natascha McElhone as Dr. Catherine Elizabeth Halsey
Depending on what will happen during the events of season 1, here are some of the characters that may return in season 2 of Halo but may also die in the first season:
- Yerin Ha as Kwan Ha Boo
- Olive Gray as Miranda Keyes
- Shabana Azmi as Admiral Margaret Parangosky
- Bokeem Woodbine as Soren-066
Halo Season 2 Plot
The plot for Halo season 2 is still up in the air because we are yet to reach the halfway mark of Halo season 1. As such, there are still a lot of things that are going to happen in season 1 of Halo, and that means that it is too early to tell what season 2 will be about.
But what we do know is that season 2 will most likely happen directly after the events of season 1, considering that the Halo games are known to have events that happen right after one another. As such, Halo season 2 will cover the events that came about as a result of the different things that will happen at the end of season 1.
It is possible that Halo season 1 will cover the fall of Reach and the discovery of what the Halo weapon is. As such, season 2 might cover the events that lead up to Master Chief discovering the location of the Halo weapon so that he could destroy it and prevent the Covenant from activating it.
Which Games Will Halo Season 2 Cover?
One of the things that were clear about the Halo series even before it was released is the fact that the events of the show are going to be different but similar to the games because they take place in parallel universes.
Season 1, however, seems to be covering events that happened before Halo: Combat Evolved because Reach is yet to fall to the Covenant. However, a good part of the first season has been dedicated to Master Chief learning more about the Halo superweapon that the UNSC doesn’t know a thing about.
As mentioned, it is possible that season 1 will show the fall of Reach, which is one of the most important events in the entire Halo lore. And the first season may also allow us to see Master Chief finally understanding what the Halo is so that he can go on a quest to stop the Covenant from activating it.
In that regard, season 2 of Halo might be more similar to the first Halo game in the sense that it might cover the events leading up to the destruction of the first Halo weapon. It might also show us a few events from the second game, which shows an invasion of Earth by the Covenant.
Nevertheless, considering that the entire series is not actually true to the events of the games, it is possible that season 2 will be a mixture of the first two Halo games while having a few scenes and elements that are also original.
Will There Be A Halo Season 3?
Right now, only season 2 of Halo has been confirmed. As such, there is no telling whether or not there will be a third season of Halo. It is likely that season 3 of Halo will depend on the success of the second season, considering that season 2 was also confirmed when season 1 was shown to be quite successful. That means that we might have to wait for the first few episodes of Halo season 2 before we can get a confirmation regarding the status of the third season.