Voot Select to Stream Halo Series


Voot Select will be the exclusive Indian home of the Paramount+ original sci-fi series Halo, based on the popular video game, beginning March 24.

Produced by Showtime in association with 343 Industries and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, Halo takes place before the events of the Halo Infinite game, while the war with the Covenant rages on. The cast includes Indian actor Shabana Azmi.

Other cast members are Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is the New Black), Natascha McElhone (The Truman Show), Jen Taylor, Bokeem Woodbine, Natasha Culzac, Olive Grey, Yerin Ha, Bentley Kalu, Kate Kennedy, Charlie Murphy, Danny Sapani, Ryan McParland, Burn Gorman and Fiona O’Shaughnessy.

Halo defined the beginning of gaming culture in India and has a cult following across the world,” said Ferzad Palia, head of SVOD and international business at Viacom18. “With Shabana Azmi helming a key role in the series, the show is even more special for Indian audiences. Having a series based around this legendary title will be looked upon eagerly by not only gamers but also sci-fi fanatics as well. We are delighted to be streaming this series and am certain that the outstanding production scale and enthralling storyline will surpass expectations, establishing Halo amongst the best series of 2022.”

Azmi said, “Working on this project has been a dream come true. The show deals in artificial intelligence, which is a completely new genre for me, hence it gave me the opportunity to learn and evolve. I thoroughly enjoyed working on set with stellar actors such as Natascha McElhone, Pablo Schreiber and Jen Taylor. The visuals in the series are stunning, and I cannot wait for the release to see how it will be received by audiences across the globe.”