According to the reports, the first episode of Halo became the most-watched show in 24 hours on Paramount+. It is the first original series of the channel to set that record on its premiere worldwide. Halo is produced by Showtime, 343 Industries, and Amblin Television. The executive producer of the show is Steven Spielberg. The filming of the show began in February 2021 and the pilot aired on March 24, 2022. The series is based on the Xbox game of the same name.
Halo series becomes the most-watched on Paramount+
The Chief Programming Officer of Paramount+ Tanya Giles has shared a statement on the pilot’s success. She said, “Bringing Halo to life as a streaming series has been one of the most rewarding efforts for Paramount+ to date and we could not be more thrilled at the massive fan response to the series debut. We cannot wait for fans to experience more of this incredible universe.”
The live-action series of the video game has a great ensemble of cast. Pablo Schreiber is playing the Master Chief, one of the most known characters of the video game. Natascha McElhone is playing Dr. Halsey, the scientist who created the Spartan Super Soldiers. Jen Taylor is reprising her role from the video game, playing the voice of Cortana. It is an AI that has the key to saving the world.
Apart from them, there are actors in the cast like Shabana Azmi, Olive Gray Bokeem Woodbine, Yerin Ha Bentley Kalu, Kate Kennedy, Charlie Murphy, Natasha Culzac, and Danny Sapani.
Other games like Halo turned into series or movies
Halo is a series based on an Xbox video game that started in 2001. And has released its sixth installment, Halo Infinite on November 15, 2021. Halo is military-based science fiction with the concept of AI introduced in it. The original trilogy focuses on an interstellar war and an alien alliance called The Covenant. Also, the games have received great reviews. Along with that, gamers across the globe love it and it could be the reason for the series’ success.
Recently, the film Unchartered came out in February, which too was based on a video game. In the same month, The Cuphead Show came out too. Other shows and movies coming out are Sonic The Hedgehog 2 in April, an untitled Mario movie in December, and Cyberpunk: Edgerunner.