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Halo Season 2 commences production

New and returning cast members detailed.

Production for Halo Season 2 is underway with the film crew currently on location in Iceland. An official press release from Paramount+ revealed further plans for filming in Budapest and Hungary, as well as info on new and returning cast members.

Joseph Morgan (Vampire Diaries) and Cristina Rodlo (No One Gets Out of Here Alive) will be joining as series regulars while Fiona O’Shaughnessy and Tylan Bailey reprise their roles as Laera and Kessler.

According to the team at Paramount+ Morgan will be portraying James Ackerson, “a formidable intelligence operative who has spent his career climbing the ranks of the UNSC’s secretive Office of Naval Intelligence.”

Rodlo is Talia Perez, “a corporal specialising in linguistics for a UNSC Marine Corp communications unit and a relatively new recruit who has yet to see any real combat.”

The studio announced production via a tweet showing Bentley Kalu, Kate Kennedy, Pablo Schreiber and Natasha Culzac ready for combat. The two new cast members were not present.

The second series was greenlit prior to the release of the first which set a record for Paramount+ as the most watched premiere for the platform. Despite the initial hype for the Paramount+ exclusive, this new series will have a lot to overcome.

Halo Season 1 received middling reviews and scathing criticism from fans of the Halo games for changes made to the plot and lore. The Season 2 announcement also comes hot on the heels of developer 343 Industries’ perceived mishandling of the most recent video game entry Halo Infinite.

Players had expressed discontent at the state of the game at release. Further criticisms include a lack of launch content and slow post-launch rollout which only increased after 343 reneged on their promise of split-screen co-op.

Whether Halo Season 2 will be able to right the ship remains to be seen but with no official release date, it’ll be a while before we find out.

For those so inclined, Halo Season 1 can be streamed on Paramount+ in its entirety.



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I've been an avid gamer since my dad shoved a controller in my hands and brutalised me in one-sided bouts of Tekken 2.

Since 2020, I've written about videogames in whatever capacity my journalism studies have allowed.

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