Is Halo really as bad as critics have been saying? Those of you who have been on the fence about getting a Paramount+ subscription can now find out for yourselves at no cost, as the streamer has decided to upload the first episode in its entirety to YouTube for free viewing.
Titled “Contact,” Halo’s premiere will be available for U.S. viewers to watch until April 7. While this is not an April Fools’ joke, the writing, choreography, and CG in the show sure make it seem that way, with the Master Chief barely acting like his virtual counterpart.
Yesterday saw the arrival of Halo’s second episode, “Unbound.” It introduces a character from the books named Soren-066, a disfigured SPARTAN-II candidate who’s played by actor Bokeem Woodbine. The episode also features a butt shot of Makee, the human Covenant character, for whatever reason.
Halo The Series (2022) | Series Premiere | Full Episode | Paramount+ (YouTube)
Dramatizing an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, Halo the series will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future.
Nobody can save humanity alone—not even the Master Chief. Meet the heroes who will risk losing everything to come together and protect humankind from the universe’s greatest threat in this stunning new trailer for the Paramount+ Original Series, Halo. Stream the premiere of Halo, exclusively on Paramount+.
In its adaptation for Paramount+, HALO will take place in the universe that first came to be in 2001 with the launch of Xbox’s first “Halo” game. Dramatizing an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, HALO the series will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future.
The series stars Pablo Schreiber (the Master Chief, Spartan John-117), Natascha McElhone (Dr. Halsey), Jen Taylor (Cortana), Bokeem Woodbine (Soren-066), Shabana Azmi (Admiral Margaret Parangosky), Natasha Culzac (Riz-028), Olive Gray (Miranda Keyes), Yerin Ha (Kwan Ha Boo), Bentley Kalu (Vannak-134), Kate Kennedy (Kai-125), Charlie Murphy (Makee) and Danny Sapani (Captain Jacob Keyes).