The Halo TV series recorded a “global hit,” Paramount said.
Paramount explained the performance of its OTT service, Paramount+, in a 1Q earnings presentation, which was held on the 3rd. Robert Bakish Paramount CEO said Halo has been a hit of Paramount+after <1883> and Star Trek: Picard.
Thanks to the success, Paramount was able to achieve great growth in the first quarter. The number of subscribers increased 680,000, totaling 4 million. Sales also grew 148%, reaching $ 585 million. Baki City CEO said, “We are focusing on delivering a good experience to our customers and delivering attractive financial models to shareholders.”
As such, Paramount seems to be greatly satisfied with the achievements of the Halo TV series. But fans’ evaluation is not just favorable. There is a big voice that criticizes the difference with the original and the completion of the drama itself.
Regarding the gap with the original work, the crew tried to explain to the fans before the drama was released. The crew said, “We have set it into a separate worldview from the game to prevent the original setting and to prevent the contents of the drama.” In other words, it has borrowed the element of the original, but it should be seen as a separate world, and therefore the difference from the original is intended.
However, even if this is considered, it is said that he missed the target audience, failing to effectively reinterpret the original charm. In addition, there is also an intellectual of the completion of the drama itself, apart from the original issue. It is possible to find out that the suction power that can attract the general audience in uniquely and plain scenarios and directing will not be in the competition SF drama.
The average score of Halo, with 2.90,000 viewers from the audience rating site IMDB, is 7.1 points. Rotten Tomato, a comprehensive site for criticism, recommended 69%of the 59 critics.