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Halo season 2 release date, cast, plot, trailer, and news

The Halo season 2 release date is bringing Master Chief back for more battles against the Covenant, and the war is truly getting desperate in the TV series.

When is the Halo season 2 release date? After decades, Halo finally made the jump from videogame to live-action adaptation, and now Master Chief’spreparing for the next chapter in his battle against the Covenant

Like you, we hoped that Halo could become the best TV series based on a videogame, but reactions were mixed. Fans and critics (hoping for the best sci-fi series possible) criticized Halo for diverging too far from the source material and breaking the sacred canon of the games, especially by revealing Master Chief’s face. We agree it was flawed, but Halo season 2 will be a fresh start with two new showrunners. Now, we can’t wait to see what’s in store with the next season, which could fix everything.

What is the Halo season 2 release date?

Halo season 2 will premiere on February 8 on Paramount Plus. This was confirmed in the first trailer.


This matches the timeframe of the first season, which premiered in March 2022. Filming for the second season started in late 2022, and according to star Pablo Schrieber, was more or less done by the time the Writers Strike and Actor Strike started.

That still means post-production though, but now we have a release date, and it’s soon!

Master Chief in the Halo season 2 trailer

Who’s in the Halo season 2 cast?

Pablo Schreiber will return as Master Chief, and Natascha McElhone, Jennifer Taylor, and Bookeen Woodbin are joining him.

In terms of new faces, it has been announced that Joseph Morgan and Cristina Rodlo will be joining season 2 as new additions. There’ll, undoubtedly be other new characters, too.

The Halo season 2 cast list:

  • Pablo Schreiber as Master Chief
  • Nastascha McElhone as Dr. Catherine Halsey
  • Jennifer Taylor as Cortana
  • Bookeen Woodbine as Soren-066
  • Fiona O’Shaughnessy as Laera
  • Tylan Bailey as Kessler
  • Yerin Ha as Kwan Ha
  • Shabana Azmi as Margaret Parangosky
  • Natasha Culzac as Riz-028
  • Olive Gray as Dr. Miranda Keye
  • Kate Kennedy as Kai-125
  • Danny Sapani as Captain Jacob Keyes
  • Bentley Kalu as Vannak-134
  • Joseph Morgan as James Ackerson
  • Cristina Rodlo as Talia Perez

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What will Halo season 2 be about?

Halo season 2 will follow Master Chief as he continues to lead the war against the Covenant, now facing even greater threats as battle intensifies.

With season 1’s finale all but confirming the continuation of the conflict between Earth and the Covenant, there’s plenty more to dig into.. Viewers also saw Cortana (Jen Taylor) take control of Master Chief’s body with Dr Halsey escaping the UNSC, setting a new path forward for the main characters.

If you’ve played the Halo games, you’ll know to expect more violence, conflict, and drama. However, you shouldn’t be expecting things to be exactly the same as in the games. Halo had a big task, reimagining the iconic games into a TV show. The plot has taken a few liberties, and we expect more to come in season 2.

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Is there a Halo season 2 trailer?

The Halo season 2 trailer arrived in December 2023, and it’s action-packed!

We see the war become more horrifying, and it’s teased that the Covenenat are really stepping things up in their efforts. We see the energy sword being cust to cut through guards, wielded by a Covenent Elite. Could that be Arbiter? They look like an antagonist, but perhaps an alliance is forged!

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Where can I watch Halo season 2?

You can’t watch Halo season 2 just yet, but it will be available to stream on Paramount Plus.

You can already head over to one of the best streaming services to catch up on Halo season 1 or give the series a rewatch before it returns to screens. After all, there’s plenty of complex mythology to stay up to date with. Until then, you can also check out everything new on Paramount Plus this month!

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How many episodes are in Halo season 2?

We’d expect the second season of Halo to match the first with nine episodes.

But, with nothing confirmed just yet, it could end up somewhere between eight and 12 episodes.

So there it is, everything we know about Halo season 2 so far. For more, learn about the Cortana redesign and why the Halo TV series unmasks Master Chief.

In the meantime, if you’re looking to scratch that nerdy itch, then check out our list of the best Star Wars series, or learn about the Andor season 2 release date. For a dose of fantasy instead, you can check out our guides to some of the best fantasy seriesHouse of the Dragon season 2 and Rings of Power season 2.