Originally set to release in 2021, Paramount+'s Halo TV show won't be around until March 24, 2022. But, while audiences haven't had a chance to watch the live-action adaptation of Microsoft's best-selling shooter franchise yet, the studio has already doubled down on its investment and ordered a second season. Furthermore, Halo's follow-up season might be here sooner than expected.
According to Pablo Schreiber, who plays the role of Spartans leader, Master Chief Petty Officer John-117, Halo season 2 will start production this summer.
In an interview with Collider ahead of the series premiere on Paramount+, the American Gods alum confirmed that production will start as soon as this summer due to "weather-related" issues.
Schreiber's confirmation is good news for those who are worried that Halo Season 2 might take a while. The first season of Halo didn't exactly go smooth sailing with both Kyle Killen and Steven Kane eventually leaving once production ended. At the moment, David Wiener is serving as the show's showrunner and executive producer, with the news of production rolling soon suggesting that things are going well ever since he hopped on to the project. On the other hand, Paramount could just be rushing Season 2, which doesn't bode well for its quality.
Ultimately, it's up to audiences to decide if Halo is a worthy live-action TV adaptation or not.
So far, critics aren't exactly in love with the new sci-fi series, with the majority of them comparing it to Disney+'s The Mandalorian albeit a more "basic" and "forgettable" version. However, some critics do see the show's potential. Case in point, IGN's Jesse Schedeen thinks that despite its "lackluster action", the show "gets enough else right in its first outing to make up for that shortcoming." He claims that Paramount's Halo TV show is "hardly a 1:1 adaptation of the games, and that's really the show's biggest selling point right now."
Hopefully, the production team behind the Halo TV show will listen to the feedback from both audiences and critics alike following the series' premiere this Thursday.
Speaking of live-action video game adaptations, Netflix just gave its Resident Evil series a release date just a little over a month after partnering with Take-Two for a live-action BioShock movie. Sony is also planning a live-action Jak and Daxter film directed by Ruben Fleischer, who is fresh off Uncharted's successful outing.