Halo TV Show Will Debut On Paramount+, Moving From Showtime
The Halo show will no longer appear on Showtime, instead moving to the ViacomCBS streaming service Paramount+.
The upcoming Halo TV show was originally going to premiere on ViacomCBS channel Showtime; however, the series has been moved to Paramount+--ViacomCBS's rebranded CBS All Access streaming service. Halo will still be produced by Showtime.
For years, a Halo show has been in production, but we've never known too much about it. Showtime and Halo game developer 343 Industries have been filming the series in Budapest, and we know that Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the New Black) is playing Master Chief, the game's starring character.
Besides Schreiber, the show has a large announced cast, including Jen Taylor as Cortana. Taylor originally wasn't playing Cortana in the show, so the news that she would indeed be the voice in Master Chief's ear once again came as a pleasant surprise for fans.
As far as the Halo show's release date, we're currently expecting it in 2021, but that could change at any time.
The news that Halo will air on Paramount+ instead of Showtime was announced during ViacomCBS's investor call this afternoon. The company also debuted the first footage from the show, although most of those watching the presentation weren't able to see it, as the footage was for investors only. Regardless, this is a change that makes sense with ViacomCBS working to prop up its streaming service, which had a lackluster run as CBS All Access from 2014 to 2019, when it was rebranded as Paramount+ following CBS and Viacom's merger.
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