The Master Chief returns to our screens this week, with the Halo TV series launching today (24th March) over in the USA. But how are people in the UK meant to watch it?

Fans that have played the Halo games and even watched the Halo movies will surely be intrigued to see this new take, which will offer a fresh origin for the future conflict at the heart of the franchise.

Pablo Schreiber – who you might recognise from The Wire, Orange Is the New Black or American Gods – will take on the helmeted role of Master Chief, the protagonist of the Halo video-game series, in this shiny new adaptation of the Halo lore.

If you're planning to watch the Halo TV series in the UK, keep on reading to learn where and when you need to tune in!

How to watch the Halo TV series in the UK

In the USA and other countries that support Paramount Plus, the Halo TV series launched on Paramount Plus on 24th March 2022.

However, Paramount Plus is not available in the UK yet, and therefore neither is the Halo TV series.

Later in 2022, Paramount Plus will launch in the UK as part of Sky Cinema, and you should be able to watch the Halo TV series in the UK on that platform after that launch has happened.

An exact date for this Halo TV series UK release is yet to be announced, and viewers will have to stay tuned for more information.

The official Paramount Plus website is currently encouraging UK citizens to sign up for a email newsletter, which is probably the best way to make sure you get the information as soon as possible when a UK launch window is confirmed.

Existing Sky Cinema members will get Paramount Plus for free with their on-going memberships, as will Sky Q customers, but everyone else will have to subscribe to Paramount Plus as a separate paid-for add-on.

If you want to prepare yourself for the upcoming UK release of the Halo TV series, so you can tune in as soon as possible, you can browse Sky's range of membership bundles at that link.

Is the Halo TV series coming to Paramount Plus?

Yes, the Halo TV series is launching exclusively on the Paramount Plus streaming service over in the USA.

This news may come as a surprise, given that the show had previously been in development at the American network Showtime.

However, the Showtime network remains involved in the Halo TV series as one of the producing partners, alongside the game developers 343 Industries and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television.

David Nevins, Chief Creative Officer at CBS, recently spoke about the rehousing of the series, explaining: "We were on the hunt for signature shows beyond the Star Trek franchise on CBS All Access and were thinking, 'What could be a defining series for Paramount Plus?'"

After seeing the first footage from Halo, the choice was made. Nevins added: "Halo always fit the bill, but [after] seeing it, we felt it would work."

Halo TV series cast

Fans will be thrilled to hear that actor Pablo Schreiber (The Wire, Orange Is the New Black) is set to star in the Halo TV series as Master Chief, while Jen Taylor is reprising her role as the iconic Cortana from the games.

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What's more, a new poster for Paramount Plus’ upcoming Halo TV show has been revealed, focusing on the series’ key cast members.

The poster shows Schreiber’s Master Chief standing alongside Kwan Ha (Yerin Ha), Catherine Halsey (Natascha McElhone), Soren-066 (Bokeem Woodbine), Kai-125 (Kate Kennedy), Riz-028 (Natasha Culzac), and Vannak-134 (Bentley Kalu).

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