Bear McCreary (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of PowerGodzilla: King of the Monsters, 10 Cloverfield Lane, The Walking DeadGod of War) is involved in scoring the second season of the Paramount+ original series Halo. The show based on Xbox’s video game franchise stars Pablo Schreiber, Natascha McElhone, Bokeem Woodbine, Jen Taylor, Shabana Azmi, Natasha Culzac, Yerin Ha, Olive Gray, Bentley Kalu, Charlie Murphy, Kate Kennedy and Danny Sapani, as well as new additions Joseph Morgan, Cristina Rodlo and Christina Bennington. The new season follows Master Chief John-117 as he leads his team of elite Spartans against the alien threat known as the Covenant. David Wiener (Brave New World) serves as the project’s new showrunner and is also executive producing the Showtime, 343 Industries & Amblin Television production with Steven Spielberg, Darryl Frank & Justin Falvey (The Haunting of Hill HouseFalling Skies). We’re currently awaiting confirmation on McCreary’s credit on the show. The composer has recently been credited as providing the themes for the TV shows Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Masters of the Universe: Revolution and Foundation Season 2, while his company Sparks & Shadows received credit for composing the score. Sean Callery has previously scored 2022’s first season of the show. Season 2 of Halo will premiere next Thursday, February 8 on Paramount+.

Update (February 8): The final music credits are:

Main Title Theme by Bear McCreary and Martin O’Donnell & Michael Salvatori
Music by Sparks & Shadows

McCreary also continues to score Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and Starz’s Outlander, which will both return for new seasons. He also has Jeff Wadlow’s horror feature Imaginary (to be released in theaters on March 8) coming up.