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Critically (Boohoo Critics) Panned Show Halo Starts Filming Season 2 With A Cast Photo

The second season of Paramount+'s live-action Halo series begins production in Iceland.

Based on the blockbuster Xbox video game franchise of the same name, Halo debuted on Paramount+ in March. The first season of the show lasted nine episodes and ended in May. Season 2 of Halo was formally renewed by Paramount+ in February, one month before Season 1 launched on the channel.

The official Twitter account for the live-action Halo series tweeted a photo revealing that Pablo Schreiber, who plays the primary protagonist Master Chief, and his fellow Spartans had landed in Iceland to begin filming Season 2. "The Spartans have arrived in Iceland!" proclaims the post. "#HaloTheSeries Season 2 is presently in development."

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Halo Season 1 had a mixed-to-positive response from reviewers, with a 69 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Fans of the original Halo video games, on the other hand, have been significantly harsher on the program, owing partly to its departures from the source material. Notably, the program is set in a different timeframe from the games.

Nonetheless, despite some skepticism from fans, the live-action Halo has proven to be a huge success for Paramount+. Variety reported in June that the video game adaptation has been Paramount+'s second-most-watched original series, trailing only 1883. (a prequel to the massively popular Paramount Network series Yellowstone).

According to Variety, sign-ups for Paramount+ rose in the weeks leading up to Halo's March launch. Furthermore, to great success, Paramount+ made the sci-fi series a cornerstone of their foreign rollout strategy. "It has a political vision that people can connect with," said David Nevins, Paramount+'s chief content officer of scripted originals and the chairman and CEO of Showtime (Halo's original planned home network). "It has a political complexity that resonates in these times for science fiction." In addition, Nevins recently acknowledged that Paramount has bigger intentions for the Halo series in the future. "There are several options available. "It's also quite franchisable," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "There are so many different games to choose from. It can proceed in a variety of directions. Yes, [we are] thinking about it as a franchise."

Source: HaloTheSeries

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