Halo: Season 1

Halo: Season 1

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Sci-fi action series based on the classic Xbox video games, set in the 26th century where enhanced supersoldier Master Chief John-117 and his AI companion Cortana attempt to end an interstellar war between humans and an alien race known as the Covenant.

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Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Contact

In the year 2552, humans on the planet Madrigal have... More been fighting for independence from Earth, but a fatal encounter with the Alien Covenant complicates things. Master Chief John 117 and his super-soldier “Spartans” join the fight. After the battle, Master Chief heads to his home planet of Reach with a Madrigal survivor and a mysterious object he discovered on the planet. But a controversial order has John questioning his mission, and himself.

EPISODE 1.2

Unbound

John takes Kwan to an old friend and learns more... More about the mystery object, which the Covenant and Makee are determined to steal. With the alien threat growing, Dr. Halsey has a plan to deal with John’s unpredictable behavior.

EPISODE 1.3

Emergence

John meets his new partner, and he discovers secrets inside... More his own memory. Kwan wants to return to Madrigal to continue her people’s fight for independence, but Soren has other plans for her. Makee initiates her plan to retrieve the Madrigal object, with deadly consequences.

EPISODE 1.4

Homecoming

Guided by his visions, John takes Halsey and Cortana back... More to where it all began, looking for answers from his past. With Soren along for protection, Kwan goes in search of an army. Meanwhile John’s behavior inspires another Spartan to begin a journey of self-discovery. And Miranda discovers a possible link between the artifact and something much larger.

EPISODE 1.5

Reckoning

On the run and out of options, Kwan and Soren... More have a difference of opinion. With the possibility of finding the mysterious Halo on everyone’s minds, John makes a horrible discovery. And the war rears its ugly head.

EPISODE 1.6

Solace

Survivors from battle return to Reach. John confronts Dr. Halsey,... More and the lies of his past. The new prisoner seems to know John better than he knows himself. Determined to understand more, John turns back to the mystery artifact, which shows him something truly startling.

EPISODE 1.7

Inheritance

Kwan’s journey to uncover her family’s “true purpose” takes her... More deep into the deserts of Madrigal. Soren obsesses over unfinished business.

EPISODE 1.8

Allegiance

John and Makee come to terms with their shared vision.... More Halsey has one last chance to save her mission, and herself. As things come to a head, everyone must choose a side.

EPISODE 1.9

Transcendence

Beaten, battered, and betrayed, John 117 leads the Spartans on... More a suicide mission to find the Halo and save humanity. But at what price?

Halo: Season 1 | Reviews

Master Chief comes crashing into Halo like something straight out of the console experience - fans will thrill at how the show nails the sights and sounds of the gaming series. 

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Halo isn’t without its pleasures. Schreiber and Ha have good hero-sidekick chemistry, and there’s an element of dedicated sci-fi weirdness that keeps things from feeling too rote.

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Variety

Variety

As another entrant in the ever expanding Halo universe, it at least has enough ambition to make it worth a closer look.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

Halo is shamelessly derivative, but it is fun to watch. It's like a TV-MA version of Star Wars.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A less entertaining version of The Mandalorian.

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IGN

IGN

The good news is that (Halo) doesn't disappoint. Just don't come in expecting a 1:1 adaptation of the games.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

The action feels more like watching kids play with their toys than slickly choreographed cinema, but the money invested in this massive production is certainly up on screen.

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Collider

Collider

(Halo) doesn't reinvent the wheel, though it is solid enough to break the video game adaptation curse.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

It's as thrilling as a meeting.

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Slash Film

Slash Film

The potential of the series still manages to peek through all the rookie mistakes.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

(Halo) ultimately fails to distinguish itself from similar sci-fi fare.

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Halo: Season 1 | Release Details

Halo: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on TVNZ On Demand.