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Halo: The Television Series


Season One

Episode specifications



Air date:

May 19, 2022[1]

Run time:

48 minutes, 11 seconds

Production information


Jonathan Liebesman


Steven Kane


Transcendence is the ninth and final episode of the first season of Halo: The Television Series. The episode aired on May 19, 2022.[2]

Official summary[edit]

Beaten, battered, and betrayed, John 117 leads the Spartans on a suicide mission to find the Halo and save humanity. But at what price?[1][3]


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Directed by Jonathan Liebesman

Written by Steven Kane

Developed by Kyle Killen and Steven Kane

Based on the Halo Video Game Universe


  • Pablo Schreiber
  • Shabana Azmi
  • Natasha Culzac
  • Olive Gray
  • Yerin Ha
  • Bentley Kalu
  • Kate Kennedy
  • Charlie Murphy
  • Danny Sapani
  • Jen Taylor
  • with Bokeem Woodbine and Natascha McElhone

Also Starring

  • Julian Bleach
  • Karl Johnson
  • Hilton McRae

Executive Producers

  • Steven Spielberg
  • Steven Kane
  • Kiki Wolfkill
  • Frank O’Connor
  • Bonnie Ross
  • Justin Falvey
  • Darryl Frank
  • Otto Bathurst
  • Toby Leslie
  • Kyle Killen
  • Scott Pennington

Co-Executive Producers

  • Gian Paolo Varani
  • Richard E. Robbins
  • Justine Juel Gillmer

Supervising Producer Silka Luisa

Consulting Producer

  • Mark Malone
  • Katie Swain


  • Sheila Hockin
  • Charlotte Keating
  • Michael Armbruster

Directors of Photography

  • Karl Walter Lindenlaub ASC
  • Ed Wild BSC

Production Designer Sophie Becher

Editor Aaron Marshall CCE

Music by Sean Callery

Casting by Jinya[sic] Jay and Olivia Brittain

Guest Starring Ryan McParland

Additional Cast (in Order of Appearance)

  • MP Takacs Gustavo Chiang
  • MP Choksey Oladapo Oluwatosin Okunlola
  • Marine Doyle Samuel Tamunotoku Gbobo
  • Flight Technician Javal Caroline Boulton
  • MP Malya Claudius Peters
  • UNSC Nurse Danielle Fiamanya
  • Evans Balázs Csémy

Unit Production Manager Gabi Csoma

First Assistant Director Dale Butler

Second Assistant Director Nadia Brand

343/Halo Transmedia Producer Cheryl Nebelsieck

343/Halo Canon Technical Consultant Kenneth Peters

343/Halo Franchise Manager Corrinne Robinson

343/Halo Franchise Producer Carlos Naranjo

Supervising Art Director Matt Hywel-Davies

Senior Art Directors

  • Andrew Ackland-Snow
  • Kiera Tudway

Art Directors

  • Gergo Rieger
  • Kriszta Szilagyi

Standby Art Director Jim McCallum

Lead Graphics Designer Eva Hartmann

Costume Designer Giovanni Lipari

Costume Supervisors

  • Gabor Homonnay
  • Balazs Labancz

Hair Designer Mauro Tamagnini

Make Up Designer Felicity Bowring

Special Effects Supervisor Paul Stephenson

SFX Floor Supervisor Dave Stewart

SFX Pyro Supervisor Csaba Kiss

SFX Workshop Supervisor Ruan Liebenberg

Movement Coach/Choreographer Kristof Varnagy

Armoury Liam Byrne

Military Advisor Daniel Hirst

Set Decorators

  • Guy Potgieter
  • Adam Polgar

Property Master Andrew Orlando

Clearances Coordinator Paula Byrden

Stunt Coordinators

  • Domonkos Pardanyi
  • Brett Chan

Fight Coordinator Vi-Dan Tran

A Camera Operator Michael Soos

B Camera Operators Gyorgy Reder

Camera First Assistants

  • Tamas Janossa
  • Adam Kliegl
  • Tamas Olah


  • Jonathan Spencer
  • Will Finch
  • Laszlo Molnar

Key Grips

  • Tommaso Mele
  • Paolo Tiberti
  • Gabor Balda

Production Supervisor Lyndzi Doyle

Assistant Production Manager Alex Balla

Production Coordinator Veronika Bojtos

Key Script Supervisor Morag Cameron

Script Coordinator Joe Greskoviak

Writer's Assistant Iván Karajz

Production Sound Mixer Tamas Devenyi

Senior Location Manager Andras Rudolf

Location Managers

  • Daniel Toth
  • Csaba Sepsi
  • Viktor Mitev

Transport Coordinator Sandor Viseralek

Hungarian Casting by Katalin Baranyi

Additional Casting by

  • Poping Auyeung
  • Yoko Narahashi
  • Su Kim

Additional Voice Casting by Phoebe Scholfield

Child Casting Verity Naughton

Casting Associate Melissa Gethin Clarke

Casting Assistant Becky Rossmaur

Second Unit

Second Unit Director Tom Struthers

Second Unit 1st Assistant Director Mircea Hategan

Unit Production Manager Veronika Dobos

Assistant Unit Production Manager Gabor Bukai

Director of Photography Gabor Marosi

Camera Operators Nandor Gulyas

Gaffer Mark Czirjak

Key Grip George Anton

Art Director Mate Kovacsi

Script Supervisor Julia Raczky

Communication Technician Balazs Toth

Sound Mixer Otto Olah

Video Assist Operator Jan Wachowski

Financial Controller Wendy Ellerker

Production Accountants

  • Kolos Trimmel
  • Peter Dano
  • Carla Self
  • Linda Gillespie

Language Consultant David J. Peterson

Dialogue Coaches Hans Peterson

Digital Imaging Technicians

  • Peter Racz
  • Attila Tumbasz

Senior Colourist Bill Ferwerda

Senior Online Editor Adrian Saywell

Digital Dailies Supervisor Adam Jurkovich

Project Managers

  • Sarah Riley
  • Shane Allan

Post Producer Bill Goddard

Associate Producer Ian Keltie

Post Production Supervisor Lee Hughes

Post Production Coordinator Kathleen Harris

Post Production Coordinator (Deliverables) Renée Perrin

VFX Editor Andrew Bukovac

First Assistant Picture Editors

  • Wes Demkiw
  • Daisy Maclean

Trainee Assistant Picture Editor Jesse Scarrow

Sound Designers

  • Brennan Mercer
  • David Evans

Supervising Sound Editor (ADR) Dale Sheldrake

Sound Effects Editor David Caporale

Dialogue Editor Claire Dobson


Composed by Sean Callery and Colin Stetson

Featuring Colin Stetson

Music Editor Yuri Gorbachow

First Assistant Sound Editors

  • Sue Fawcett
  • Andrew Wright
  • Nadya Hanlon

Re-Recording Mixers

  • Lou Solakofski
  • Matt Chan

Lead Visual Effects Supervisor

  • Tom Turnbull
  • Dominic Remane

Visual Effects Producer Bill Halliday

Lead On Set VFX Supervisor Leann Harvey

VFX Production Manager Kelsey Thompson

Lead VFX Data Wrangler Tamas Udvardi

VFX Data Wrangler Bence Tobik

Assistant VFX Data Wranglers

  • Bennett Gyurik
  • Tamas Hajdu

Previz Consultant Jaron Clegg

Visual Effects by Mr. X

Visual Effects Supervisor Craig Calvert

Senior Visual Effects Producer Luke Groves

Visual Effects Producer Nick Colangelo

CG Supervisor Kedar Nath Manapragada

Animation Supervisor Martin Hesselink

VFX Lighting Supervisor Viduttam Rajan Katkar

Visual Effects by Pixomondo

Visual Effects Supervisor Phil Prates

Asset Supervisor Sunkwan Lee

Pre-Visualization Supervisor Chris De Souza

Lead Animator Navdeep Singh

Senior Animator Sejung Kim

Lead Animator Parisa Behvar

Visual Effects by Redefine

VFX Supervisor Vishal Anand

VFX Producer Bakshad Amrolia

Associate VFX Supervisor Sunil Kamath

VFX Production Manager Graham Tailleur

CG Supervisor Ramesh Chinneri

Compositing Supervisor Gary Couto

Visual Effects by Rodeo FX

Visual Effects Supervisor Patrick David

Visual Effects Producer Nancy Heller

CG Supervisor Xavier Lafarge

Compositing Supervisor Pierre-Hugues Vachon

VFX Asset Supervisor Vincent L'heureaux

Matte Painter Mai-anh Tran

Visual Effects by Rocket Science VFX

Visual Effects Supervisor Tom Plaskett

Compositing Supervisor Mohsin Kazi

Lead Lighter Rachad Meya

VFX Producer JP Giamos

VFX Production Manager John Markle

VFX Production Coordinator Michael Osuszek

Visual Effects by Stereo D

Visual Effects Supervisor Grant Lee

Senior VFX Line Producer R. Parthasarathy

VFX Line Producer Melissa Espina

VFX Production Manager Skye Morandin

Roto Artist Pravin Kumar

Paint Artist Shantanu Narendra Khule

Visual Effects by Fillscrn

Digital Compositors

  • Balázs Varga
  • Andor Záhonyi
  • Róbert Illés
  • Gergely Kányog
  • József Morvay
  • Dénes Molnár
Visual Effects by Frame Distillery

Visual Effects Supervisor Rob Del Ciancio

CG Supervisor Steve McArdle

Visual Effects by Take 5

Assistant Production Manager Kealeagh Brewer
VFX Compositing Supervisor Maria Gordon
VFX Lead Compositor Jerry Lai
VFX Compositors

  • Travis Pond
  • Denis St. Pierre
  • Corey Wayne

Post Production Services Take 5 Productions

Colour And Finish Company 3 Toronto

Dailies Colorfront

Sound Post Production

  • Formosa Group Toronto
  • Footsteps Sound and Picture

Main Title Design Goodbye Kansas Studios

Funded by the Government of Canada

Financé par le Gouvernement du Canada

  • Creative BC
  • Québec Cgre
  • Ontario Creates
  • Production Services Tax Credit Sodec
  • British Columbia
  • DGC (Directors Guild of Canada) Ontario

With the participation of the Province of British Columbia Production Services Tax Credit

Production services In Hungary provided by Mid Atlantic Films


  • Adam Goodman
  • Howard Ellis

Head of Production Gergő Balika

Thank you to

The National Film Office-National Media and Info-Communications Authority Of Hungary and the Hungarian National Film Fund

National Film Institute Hungary

Supported by the Hungarian Film Incentive

The events, characters and firms depicted in this motion picture are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or to actual firms is purely coincidental.

©2022 Microsoft. Halo, Master Chief, 343 Industries and all related properties, titles, logos, and characters are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

Microsoft is the author and creator of this motion picture for the purpose of copyright, trademark, and other laws in all countries throughout the world. All rights reserved.

This motion picture is protected under the laws of the United States, Canada and other countries, and its unauthorized duplication, distribution, or exhibition may result in civil liability and criminal prosecution.

Many of the Halo games include notable music composed by Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori.

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