Halo TV Show to Receive Second Season on Paramount+

"Halo" has been renewed for a second season ahead of its March 24 premiere.
"Halo" has been renewed for a second season ahead of its March 24 premiere. / Photo courtesy of Paramount+

The Halo TV show hasn't premiered yet, but that didn't stop Paramount from ordering a second season of the show, the company announced via Twitter on Tuesday.

"Suit up, Spartans. The wait is almost over," the official Halo series account tweeted. "#HaloTheSeries premieres March 24 exclusively on @ParamountPlus with a second season already ordered."

The second season will add former Fear the Walking Dead producer and Brave New World showrunner David Wiener as executive producer and showrunner.

"Halo is an expansive, world-building opportunity for Paramount+, and we're thrilled to give fans a second season to look forward to before we launch the series next month," said Paramount+ Chief Programming Officer Tanya Giles. "Halo will deliver a thrill-ride for fans of the game and non-gamers alike, as it ties together stunning visuals with a deeper look at the personal stories behind these iconic characters, all set within an epic battle for the future of humanity."

That expansive world-building is likely part of the reason for a second season being ordered before fans even check out the first. Shows as expensive to produce as "Halo" require so much upfront investment — in props, in sets, in talent, and in visual effects — that making a second season is a fairly efficient use of resources.

"Halo" stars Pablo Schreiber as Master Chief, Jen Taylor as Cortana and Natascha McElhone as Dr. Halsey.