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First Season of ‘Halo’ Series Hitting Retail in November

CBS, Showtime and Paramount Home Entertainment will release Halo: Season One for digital purchase Nov. 7, and on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Nov. 15.

The big-budget sci-fi series, which was produced by Showtime for the Paramount+ streaming service, is a live-action adaptation of the popular “Halo” video game franchise.

After years of human civil war and growing political unrest, mankind’s very future is threatened when its outermost colonies intrude upon the sacred worlds of an alien threat known as the Covenant. As this fanatical alliance destroys world after human world, only one soldier slows their advance — a cybernetically enhanced “Spartan” supersoldier, the Master Chief (Pablo Schreiber). As the mystery of the Covenant’s true ambitions are revealed, the Master Chief must find a way to save humanity from the alien threat while also coming to terms with the secrets of his own enigmatic past.

In addition to Schreiber, the show also stars Natascha McElhone as Dr. Halsey, the creator of the Spartan super soldiers, and Jen Taylor as Cortana, the most advanced AI in human history and potentially the key to the survival of the human race. The cast also includes Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Natasha Culzac, Olive Gray, Yerin Ha, Bentley Kalu, Kate Kennedy, Charlie Murphy and Danny Sapani.

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The five-disc DVD, Blu-ray and 4K collections include all nine episodes and more than five hours of behind-the-scenes extras, including 75 minutes of exclusive content that takes viewers deeper into the world of “Halo.”

Paramount is releasing the 4K Ultra HD version in both standard packaging and as a limited-edition Steelbook. Both configurations and the regular Blu-ray will include collectible art cards of Kwan Ha, Dr. Halsey, Soren, Master Chief, Vannak, Riz and Kai.

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