Halo Season 2: These cast additions bolster the Paramount+ series sequel

Before “Halo” even launched on Paramount+ and Sky, it was clear that Master Chief’s journey would continue. Now the first additions to the cast of the sequel have been announced.

  • “Halo” is based on the hugely successful video game series of the same name, which has delighted shooter fans for over 20 years.
  • Even before the premiere of Season 1 at the end of March 2022 on Paramount+ and Sky, a continuation in Season 2 has been confirmed.
  • With Joseph Morgan (“The Originals”) and Cristina Rodlo (“The Terror”), two new cast members have now been confirmed.

U.S. streamer Paramount+ is more than convinced by the sci-fi franchise “Halo” and has already announced the continuation of the sci-fi series in season 2 before the premiere of season 1. While filming is in full swing, the first details about the new cast members have now been released.

Is there a release date for Halo Season 2?

So far there is no official information about the start of the sequel. If filming has started on time in the summer of 2022, as Sky itself reported, then a series start of season 2 could well be in spring 2023.

What is Halo Season 2 about?

Little can be said about the plot of the sequel at this time. Season 1 has only just started and the Master Chief’s destination is not yet known. The only thing that can be said for sure is: The many enemies are far superior in numbers and allies are scarce.

In the games, not only the Alliance is breathing down humanity’s neck, but later the Master Chief also takes on splinter groups of the Bruts, the Flood, the remnants of the Blood Fathers and the Prometheans. So there’s plenty of storytelling for further adventures in any case.

Halo Season 2: Cast

The role of John-117 aka the Meter Chief is once again played by Pablo Schreiber (“Secrecy”) in season 2. At his side, Jen Taylor, who has lent her voice to the character since the first video game, voices the AI Cortana. Also returning will be Natascha McElhone (“Californication”) in her role as Dr. Catherine Elizabeth Halsey.

Rounding out the rest of the cast of the “Halo” sequel are Yerin Ha (“Reef Break”) as Ha Boo, Bokeem Woodbine (“Fargo”) as Soren-066, Natasha Culzac (“The Witcher”) as Riz-028, Olive Gray (“Half Moon Investigations”) as Miranda Keyes and Danny Sapani (“Penny Dreadful”) as Captain Jacob Keyes. Tylan Bailey and Fiona O’Shaughnessy (“Nina Forever”) are also promoted to the main cast in Season 2 in their roles as Kessler and Laera.

Surprisingly, Charlie Murphy (“Peaky Blinders“) will also likely return as Makee in Season 2. Although Makee actually called it quits in the season 1 finale, as she was shot by Kai, the official press release from Paramount+ states that Murphy will return in her role in season 2 as well. Whether Makee will only be seen in flashbacks or whether there will be another explanation for her return remains to be seen.

In addition, the cast has two brand new members to announce. “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals” actor Joseph Morgan and Mexican actress Cristina Rodlo (“The Terror”) will join the regular cast in new roles in Season 2. While Morgan will take on the role of UNSC agent James Ackerson, Rodlo will be seen as young recruit Talia Perez.

Halo Season 2 Production

“Halo” only launched in Germany on Sky on March 24, 2022, and already Paramount+ has solid plans for the sequel. For example, David Wiener, an executive producer of “Brave New World,” “Homecoming” or “Fear the Walking Dead,” has already been signed on as showrunner for Season 2. Season 1’s co-directors have left the series.

“‘Halo’ is a great opportunity for Paramount+ to create a new world. We are thrilled to give fans a second season before we launch the series next month,” Tanya Giles, chief programming officer at Paramount+, said in a statement.

“Halo” will offer a thrilling experience for fans of the games and non-gamers alike, combining stunning imagery with an in-depth look at the personal stories behind the iconic characters. All of this amidst an epic battle for the future of humanity. That’s according to online magazine Entertainment Weekly.

Is there a trailer for Halo Season 2?

So far, there is no trailer or other footage to show you. Should a first teaser for the sequel appear, you can find it here.

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