Halo season 2 is fast approaching, and it's almost time to see Master Chief (Pablo Schreiber) and the rest of the characters back in action.


The trailer for the Paramount Plus show, which seems to suggest season 2 will be even darker and bloodier than season 1, teases all-out war as the Spartans face up to the Covenant once and for all.

Star Schreiber recently opened up to RadioTimes.com about where we'll find John in season 2 - and it sounds brutal.

"He's processing a lot of things that happened to him," he said. "In the first season, it was such a load of learning for him and new experience and so I think there's second guessing.

"I think there's self-punishment for some of the things that he allowed to happen. But mostly, he's trying to take care of the people around him."

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Plus, we should be expecting a "tragic event" around the middle of the season - buckle in!

Read on for everything we know so far about Halo season 2!

Halo season 2 release date

Halo season 2 will premiere on Paramount Plus on Thursday 8th February 2024.

The show was renewed for season 2 in February 2022 ahead of the season 1 premiere, with David Wiener being confirmed as showrunner.

Filming began in September 2022 in Iceland and concluded in May 2023.

Yerin Ha as Kwan Ha in Halo in a dingy kitchen area looking scared
Yerin Ha as Kwan Ha in Halo. Adrienn Szabo/Paramount+

What will the plot of Halo season 2 be?

Showrunner David Wiener told RadioTimes.com of season 2: "We're finally at the point of collision on a big civilisational level.

"It's the forces of humanity fighting for their survival against a threat that, at the outset of the season, we're not sure they're going to overcome.

"And I think that it's a really ambitious season. It's set against the backdrop of this galactic conflict, we travel to many different worlds.

"We'll see our Spartans fighting in environments and conditions and scenarios that we haven't seen them before. And fundamentally, though, it's about the same thing that Halo is always about, which is the sacrifice and heroism of the Spartans, and specifically their leader, Master Chief."

Executive producer Kiki Wolfkill also teased a "tonal shift" in season 2.

At the end of season 2, following John's journey of discovering more about his past and his own emotions, he forced Cortana to take over his brain so as he could touch the artifact and, well, not die.

We mostly see John wearing his helmet in the season 2 trailer (we're sure fans of the game will be pleased to hear!), so there's no knowing how that has affected him long-term.

Previously speaking to RadioTimes.com when season 2 was about to begin filming, Schreiber teased: "Hopefully, you know, you’ll continue to see the world expand to greater and greater places as the world gets bigger and bigger."

Schreiber’s co-star Natascha McElhone, who plays scientist Dr Halsey, told us: "I’ve seen a couple of scripts, but I guess I’m just hoping that the season that we’ve planted for the characters that you’ve seen in season 1 will just continue to flourish, and we'll get deeper and darker into all of that."

Who will star in Halo season 2?

Danny Sapani as Captain Jacob Keyes in Halo resting his hand on the side, looking angry
Danny Sapani as Captain Jacob Keyes in Halo. Adrienn Szabo/Paramount+ Adrienn Szabo/Paramount+

We're expecting the following actors to return for Halo season 2:

  • Pablo Schreiber as Master Chief, Spartan John-117
  • Natascha McElhone as Dr Halsey
  • Jen Taylor as Cortana
  • Charlie Murphy as Makee
  • Bokeem Woodbine as Soren-066
  • Shabana Azmi as Admiral Margaret Parangosky
  • Natasha Culzac as Riz-028
  • Yerin Ha as Kwan Ha
  • Bentley Kalu as Vannak-134
  • Kate Kennedy as Kai-125
  • Danny Sapani as Captain Jacob Keyes
  • Fiona O'Shaughnessy as Laera
  • Tylan Bailey as Kessler

Leading actors Schreiber and McElhone are also acting as producers this season.

The show will welcome new stars, too, with the following joining the fray:

  • Joseph Morgan
  • Cristina Rodlo
  • Christina Bennington

Is there a trailer for Halo season 2?

Yes! You can watch the action-packed trailer for Halo season 2 below:

Halo season 2 will begin on Paramount Plus on Thursday 8th February. Check out more of our Sci-Fi coverage or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide to find out what's on.


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