Rectify Gaming

Paramount Chairman Confirms Ambition To Make Halo Television Series Into A Franchise Following Viewership For First Season

Posted on August 29, 2022 by Nick Moreno

Listen to this Article:

Rewinding back to March of this year, did you watch the Halo Television Series? At the time, anticipation for a new Halo show was through the roof following the launch of Halo Infinite the fall before. But while the game itself was beginning to grow stale, a new adaptation of Xbox’s flagship IP was just what it needed to keep fans gripped. And for the most part, that depends on who watched the show.

Despite some of the larger criticisms, the show was the most-viewed show on Paramount+ upon release, Paramount itself confirmed. Atop of that, even Master Chief voice actor Steven Downes gave Pablo Schreiber’s take on Spartan-117 a thumbs up. As for the ongoing complaints towards this take on the series which Bungie initiated, showrunner Steven Kane expressed the claims that the production team simply didn’t play the games is untrue despite Variety’s reporting.

All in all, Paramount is still itching to capitalize more on Halo. Prior to the release of Season One, it was confirmed a second season was already on the way. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, chairman David Nevins explained that the firm is looking in new directions to bring a franchise to Halo in entertainment.

“There are a lot of different ways you can go. It is also enormously franchisable. There are so many different games. It has got so many different directions. Yes, [we are] starting to think about that as a franchise, absolutely.” He adds, “It has been a very fruitful collaboration with Microsoft. And so there are other things that we are constantly thinking about,” Nevins shared in other possible Microsoft collaborations.

In terms of what other plans there are for the Halo Television Series, 343 Industries previously pressed that content for Halo Infinite is still being cooked up. According to an interview made back in April, Halo Community Director Brian Jarrard shared inspired add-ons would be coming and even the show later on to nod towards the game. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you interested to see the direction for Paramount+’s Halo possibly being turned into a franchise?

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Share Everywhere!