TV-MOVIES

Halo's First
Episode Set A
Record For
Paramount+

By TOMMY MCARDLE

Humanity's interstellar war with the Covenant just started on the Paramount+ series "Halo," finally bringing the massively popular video game series to life. The arrival of a live-action "Halo" adaptation has been in the works since the early 2000s, and its first episode, "Contact," did not waste any time.

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According to Paramount+, "Halo" broke the streaming service's record for its most-watched original series premiere worldwide. In press statements, Paramount+ chief programming officer Tanya Giles called the company's adaptation of the science fiction series "one of the most rewarding efforts for Paramount+ to date."

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While "Halo" now seems primed to lead Paramount+'s programming for the rest of its reported nine-episode season, it’s worth noting that record-breaking numbers for streaming services are often not shared publicly. Regardless, Paramount+ has made major waves in the so-called "streaming wars" over the last year, amassing over 30 million subscribers.

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