Master Chief, the Spartan hero from Halo, didn’t exactly get a good outing in the first season of Paramount+’s live-action series adaptation. With Season 2, however, the show’s road to redemption is looking a little clearer, as a new teaser trailer has offered a first look at the action to come.
Revealed during CCXP in Brazil, it mainly focuses on a variety of combat sequences, including Covenant ships rising above a sea of clouds and an energy sword-wielding Elite slicing his enemy into half. Not much was revealed about the story, but the official description gives fans an idea of what to expect:
“Master Chief John-117 (Pablo Schreiber) leads his team of elite Spartans against the alien threat known as the Covenant. In the wake of a shocking event on a desolate planet, John cannot shake the feeling that his war is about to change and risks everything to prove what no one else will believe – that the Covenant are preparing to attack humanity’s greatest stronghold. With the galaxy on the brink, John embarks on a journey to find the key to humankind’s salvation, or its extinction — the Halo.”
Alongside the trailer, Season 2 of Halo is also confirmed to hit Paramount+ on 8 February 2024. The first two episodes will drop then, with new episodes dropping weekly thereafter. In addition to Schreiber, Natascha McElhone, Jen Taylor, Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Natasha Culzac, Olive Gray, Yerin Ha, Bentley Kalu, Kate Kennedy, Charlie Murphy, Danny Sapani, Fiona O’Shaughnessy, and Tylan Bailey are all set to return.
Titans star Joseph Morgan and Mexican actress Cristina Rodlo join the cast as franchise newcomers. The former plays James Ackerson in Halo Season 2, described as a “formidable intelligence operative who has spent his career climbing the ranks of the UNSC’s secretive Office of Naval Intelligence,” while Rodlo portrays UNSC Marine Corp corporal named Talia Perez.
Halo is produced by Showtime in association with 343 Industries and Amblin Television. New showrunner David Wiener is doubling up as executive producer, alongside Steven Spielberg, Darryl Frank, and Justin Falvey.