It’s been revealed that Paramount Plus has already lined up a new showrunner for Halo Season 2.
This was revealed by the show’s current showrunner, Steven Kane, at the 2022 Television Critics Association Halo presentation (via Screen Rant).
Kane revealed that he decided not to be the showrunner on Halo Season 2 in order to spend more time with his family.
Here’s what Kane had to say about his decision not to return to Halo for Season 2:
I never really thought it would be a more than one season thing just because of the amount of work it takes. It’s a very challenging show to write and produce.
So, I came in and sort of redeveloped and fleshed out and did my work, but it can’t be done remotely. So I was in Hungary for close to two years out of the three I was working on it. As much as I enjoyed every minute of it, it’s a long time to be away from my family. My kids were in their final years of high school and so I didn’t want to leave again.
While making Halo will go down for me as a career highlight, I knew I could really only do it for one season. The people at Showtime and Paramount+ were gracious enough to allow me to finish post-production on season one here in LA, which I’m still doing up until we air. And the show looks amazing.
And if, when, there’s a second season, I’m going to take a step back and consult and be available for the new people. We’ll have a new team come in with some fresh eyes to pick up where I left off, which I think is kind of great for the show. Just to keep bringing in new people. It’s such a big world that it takes 10 times more work and energy than any normal show.
Halo Season 2 has a new showrunner on Paramount Plus already
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It’s the moment where Kane says: “We’ll have a new team come in with some fresh eyes to pick up where I left off, which I think is kind of great for the show,” that suggests they already have a new showrunner in mind for Halo Season 2.
The show will include the likes of Master Chief (Pablo Schreiber), Dr. Catherine Elizabeth Halsey (Natascha McElhone), Cortana (Jen Taylor), Kwan Ha Boo (Yerin Ha), Soren-066 (Bokeem Woodbine) and many other characters.
The first season of Halo will start streaming on Paramount Plus on March 24th.
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