A recent tweet by the official account of The Game Awards organisers has caused some confusion online after it cited the “Halo” TV series as being the No.1 show on Paramount+ in 2022.
The tweet indicated that “Halo” had left “Yellowstone” and “1883” behind in the race to be the network’s No.1 series and cited The Wall Street Journal as being the source of information. However, there was no direct article link, whilst searches of the newspaper’s website revealed no such information.
Journalist Stephen Totilo got in touch with Paramount+ directly and subsequently cleared all of this up by providing the correct information regarding the matter. It turns out Taylor Sheridan’s “1923” was the No.1 show on Paramount+ in 2022.
The confusion lies in the date of the information. The “Yellowstone” prequel series starring Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren came out on December 18th, overtaking “Halo” which had been No. 1 for much of the year.
That it came in ahead of “Yellowstone” is no surprise as that series is only available on the streamer outside the United States, where the show isn’t quite the massive juggernaut it is domestically (though it is still popular).
A second season of the “Halo” series is in production, but it’s unclear when the project will be released. The series scored a mixed reaction, with only 70% from critics and a 52% from audiences on Rotten Tomatoes, along with a decent 7.1 on IMDB.
Criticism from fans is said to be primarily due to the deviation from the source material – the gaming franchise that has sold over 82 million copies and topped $6 billion in sales worldwide to date in its story chronicling a 26th-century conflict between humanity and the Covenant, an alien threat. Pablo Schreiber, Natascha McElhone and Jen Taylor star.
Source: The Gamer