It’s crazy to think that we’re this close to the release of a Halo series. the project seemingly was in development hell for quite some time with stories of countless scripts holding it back. Yet, it’s finally on the horizon and the creative team is sharing their thoughts on the journey that may have seemed endless at some time.
It’s uncertain how they may have approached the project, but it looks like they didn’t look at the games for reference. Showrunner Steve Kane, known for his work on The Last Ship, has shared that while they did consult the developers behind the game, they wanted to not shackle themselves to the game’s
We didn’t look at the game. We didn’t talk about the game. We talked about the characters and the world. So I never felt limited by it being a game.Steve Kane
Pablo Schreiber, who takes on the challenging role of bringing Master Chief to live-action, added the following regarding the universe they are about to enter in the adaptation.
The richness and the depth of the universe was immediately kind of mind-boggling. And incredibly exciting, because what it means as a storyteller is that there’s already been a huge amount of preparation and groundworkPablo Schreiber
We still know very little about the series’ overall direction and how closely it might follow the storyline of the original games. It wouldn’t be too surprising for them to take a different route to keep old fans just on their toes like newer ones, but with a season 2 renewal already in place, Paramount+ is all-in with this new franchise. So, we’ll see if it hits the chords fans are hoping to see.