Master Chief, the Spartan hero from Hello, will continue his live-action adventures with two episodes of his second season premiering worldwide on February 8th next year. Paramount Plus announced the date, along with a teaser trailer, during CCXP in Brazil.
The teaser trailer doesn’t reveal much about the story, of course. But Paramount Plus said in its release that the new season will see Schreiber’s Master Chief trying to prove that the Covenant (the alien antagonists from the show and the games) are preparing to attack the Reach. – the military fortress of the people who fell before the story. starting from the first Hello game.
If you’ve played that game, you know where it’s going, and Paramount Plus announced it on release. The Master Chief “continues on a journey to find the key to mankind’s salvation, or its extinction — Halo.” If you’ve played the games, you know… some things about what happens between now and his arrival in the Halo ring. I won’t spoil anything for anyone who was first introduced to the TV show series, but it was pretty intense.
The first season is, visually, at least, a mostly faithful adaptation of the games it’s based on, and it has some decent, gritty sci-fi future chops. I tend to agree with Ash Parrish’s review for the The Circle— The Master Chief could stand to lighten up a bit, and the overall tone of the show could use some tweaking. Hello’s CGI aliens look silly, too (although I find them nostalgically charming). For those who haven’t seen it yet, Paramount Plus made it free to watch on YouTube a few days ago.
In addition to Schreiber, Hello’The second season will see the return of Natascha McElhone as Dr. Halsey and Jen Taylor as Cortana. Also returning will be Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Natasha Culzac, Olive Grey, Yerin Ha, Bentley Kalu, Kate Kennedy, Charlie Murphy, and Danny Sapani. Joseph Morgan and Cristina Rodlo will join the series as James Ackerson and Talia Perez.