Watch awesome drones promote Austin TV series HALO

While promoting the new Halo TV show at SXSW, Paramount unveiled a stunning drone show in the skies of downtown Austin. You can watch the broadcast below and find out more about what happened. The first episode of Halo will air on Paramount+ on March 24.


Watch the drone display in the videos below

A video shared on YouTube showcases the stunning display. This was shared by the account called Meme Lord.

The drone display consisted of 400 drones creating a display 300 feet high and 600 feet wide, The Hollywood Reporter shared.

The light show included a message released by #HalotheSeries on March 24, along with a stunning Paramount+ logo and visual of Cortana.

Redditor u/8bitben also shared a few snaps they were able to take showing the display from a different angle.

Got some pics from the Halo-themed drone show that just happened facing downtown from Austin

Paramount also shared their own video of the display.

Here is another video.


The display ended with a QR code

Dennis Hegstad shared a stable image of the QR code revealed at the end, allowing people who watch his video later to scan the code as well. Before that, he also tweeted several photos from the display.

Photos were also shared on Austin’s subreddit, including this post from u/afakevc, which included funny jokes from locals about what the QR code might reveal. (Anyone want to visit Chili’s?)

Drones form working QR code on Austin for SXSW from Austin

The conversation also led to playful comments about dystopian night skies, which fit perfectly into the theme of this website.

Redditor u/Your LocalFakeArtist wrote, “I swear if I look up looking at the stars and see an ad or a QR code or something, I’ll stay inside and look at a painting of the night sky.”

Redditor u/MrMooMooDandy wrote: “…You will be able to purchase a monthly subscription from SkyMarketing® which interfaces with their NightSky™ promotional platform mentioned below. When active, your Premium subscription turns off satellite-hosted SkyMarketing® LED spot beams as they scan the Earth’s surface projecting advertisements. This great new service darkens a radius of 100 feet from your Apple® iPhone™ device as long as the SkyMarketing® app is running in the background and you share your location with SkyMarketing®.

It actually looks like it could happen. Or it could give a company unwanted ideas.

In real life, meanwhile, a drone flight restriction has been put in place, preventing any wandering drones from interfering.

Paramount+ has exclusive streaming rights to the series, which was originally slated to air on Showtime.

David Nevins, Chief Creative Officer, CBS and President and CEO, Showtime Networks, Deadline about the series: “We were looking for landmark shows beyond the Star Trek franchise on CBS All Access and we thought, what could be a defining series for Paramount +. Halo still did the trick, but seeing it, we thought it would work.

Halo stars Pablo Scheiber as Master Chief, Natascha McElhone as Dr. Catherine Halsey, Yerin Ha as Quan Ah, Bokeem Woodbine as Soren-066, Jen Taylor as Cortana, Shabana Azmi as ‘Adm. Margaret Parangosky, Olive Gray as Dr. Miranda Keyes, Charlie Murphy as Makee, and more.

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Stephanie Dwilson started Post Apocalyptic Media with her husband Derek. Her all-time favorite shows are Attack on Titan, Battlestar Galactica and Lost, and she’s always happy to talk about her cats. 🙂 She is a licensed lawyer (currently not practicing) and holds a master’s degree in science and technology journalism.

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