“Halo”: Everything You Need to Know About Season 1

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While the Halo series began development back in 2015, Master Chief’s journey to television wasn’t easy.

The sci-fi series has gone through some creative threads and was originally slated for Showtime, but is now a Paramount+ streaming show.

It’s almost here now. The show’s early looks featured iconic elements like the slightly weird-looking Thunderhawk, High Charity, and, of course, Master Chief himself.

"Halo": Everything You Need to Know About Season 1

But we don’t know much about the plot of the series, although it seems likely that it will delve into Master Chief’s backstory and lead to the discovery of the first Halo Ring.

Now TV critics have seen the show’s first two episodes, but the reaction hasn’t been entirely overwhelming. Here’s when and where you can watch the show for yourself, and what you should know heading into its first season.

When is the release date of the Halo TV series?

The Halo TV series will premiere on Paramount+ on March 24.

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Showtime initially said the show was expected to air in the first quarter of 2021. As with many things in 2020, the production of Showtime’s Halo series has been hampered by the Covid-19 pandemic.

"Halo": Everything You Need to Know About Season 1

Episodes will be released weekly, not all at once.

Here’s what critics are saying about the Halo TV series

Paramount offered the first two episodes of “Halo” (out of nine) to critics, but the response was lukewarm.

“I don’t know what I expected from Halo, but the drama has grown strong with the techno chatter and bureaucratic realism around it. It’s as exciting as a conference,” wrote EW’s Darren Franich. “This episode sheds light on Master Chief’s backstory, where I fear the makers of Halo are just late. It’s the story of a famous helmeted space fighter being attacked by a grieving youth flashback, who is paired with a young accomplice”

"Halo": Everything You Need to Know About Season 1

“It’s hard to take the first two episodes of Halo and find a reason to move on,” wrote Polygon’s Joshua Rivera. “Even for someone like me, it’s more than willing to have some cool-looking space shit. Sign up for anything from 40 minutes to an hour. Unfortunately, space shit in the halo? Subpar. Not very legendary. A really overheated plasma pistol, if you notice me.”

Collider’s Chase Hutchinson was a bit more positive, saying that Halo “tried to strike a balance between old and new, and ended up finding a pulpy sci-fi core that’s a solid adaptation even if it’s often scattered.”

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