the TV series will show the face of Master Chief, here is the motivation

There is only a month left until the release of Halo, a TV series based on the famous videogame franchise that made Microsoft’s fortune. Millions of copies sold all over the world and a character who has rightfully entered the hearts of fans. The show, unlike video games, will show the face of the Master Chief.

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Halo will show the face of the Master Chief

A choice that was not taken lightly by die-hard fans of the saga, but it was defended by Wolfkill, Head of Transmedia at 343 Industries. These are his words:

“First of all, the decision to remove Master Chief’s helmet wasn’t made easily and wasn’t certain when we started talking about the show. We then decided to go in this direction because we wanted to give fans a different experience than video games, not a carbon copy. We want fans to tackle his story and his evolution outside the armor together with the Master Chief. “

Wolfkill then added:

“For some it might be a radical change, but for us and the show it was necessary to explore the human side of Chief within the armor and present a new story that would expand the Halo universe. We trusted immensely in the talent of Pablo Schreiber, who gave 100% in bringing the character of Master Chief to life. We talked about it for a long time and he too felt the weight of the responsibility to show the Chief’s face ”.

Halo will debut on Sky and NOW then the next March 24 streaming on NOW and on demand on Sky (in original version with subtitles), before the launch of Paramount + in Italy. On March 28 it will start on Sky Atlantic in the Italian version.

second season of Halo

The Halo TV series, which will not follow the video game timeline, will consist of 9 episodes and the first season will focus on recounting the war between the United Nations Space Command and the Covenants. Paramount has decided to renew it for a second season already.

In the cast of Halo, in addition to Pablo Schreiber as Master Chief and Jen Taylor as Cortana, we also find Bokeem Woodbine (“Fargo”), Shabana Azmi (“Fire”), Natasha Culzac (“The Witcher”), Olive Gray (“Half Moon Investigations”), Yerin Ha (“Reef Break”), Bentley Kalu (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”), Kate Kennedy (“Catastrophe”), Charlie Murphy (“Peaky Blinders”) and Danny Sapani ( “Penny Dreadful”).