Voot Select will be exclusively streaming the Paramount+ original series sci-fi phenomenon Halo from March 24, 2022. Based on sci-fi video games series, Halo is set up in a 26th-century scenario that depicts a conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant.
The nine-episodic series will feature Pablo Schreiber (Orange is the New Black fame) as the Master Chief, Spartan-117; Natascha McElhone (The Truman show fame) as Dr Halsey; and Jen Taylor as Cortana, the most advanced AI in human history.
The series also features performances by Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Natasha Culzac, Olive Grey, Yerin Ha, Bentley Kalu, Kate Kennedy, Charlie Murphy and Danny Sapani. Also joining the cast as original characters are Ryan McParland, Burn Gorman and Fiona O’Shaughnessy.
Ferzad Palia, Head, SVOD and International Business at Viacom18, said, “Halo defined the beginning of gaming culture in India and has a cult following across the world. With Shabana Azmi helming a key role in the series, the show is even more special for Indian audiences. Having a series based around this legendary title will be looked upon eagerly by not only gamers but also sci-fi fanatics as well. We are delighted to be streaming this series and am certain that the outstanding production scale and enthralling storyline will surpass expectations establishing Halo amongst the best series of 2022.”
Shabana Azmi said, “Working on this project has been a dream come true. The show deals in Artificial Intelligence, which is a completely new genre for me, hence it gave me the opportunity to learn and evolve. I thoroughly enjoyed working on the set with stellar actors such as Natascha McElhone, Pablo Schreiber and Jen Taylor. The visuals in the series are stunning and I cannot wait for the release to see how it will be received by audiences across the globe.”
Halo is produced by Showtime® in association with 343 Industries, along with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television. The series is executive produced by Steven Kane, alongside Steven Spielberg, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey for Amblin Television in association with 343 Industries, director Otto Bathurst and Toby Leslie for One Big Picture, and Kyle Killen and Scott Pennington for Chapter Eleven. Kiki Wolfkill, Frank O’Connor and Bonnie Ross serve as executive producers for 343 Industries. The series is distributed internationally by Paramount Global Content Distribution.