Halo TV show will reveal Master Chief's face for the first time in the franchise's 20-year history
Halo has been quite a successful franchise for Microsoft on Xbox and PC with the latest instalment, Halo: Infinite, earning good praise from fans and the press alike. Paramount Plus will be airing the first Halo TV show this March 24, and the makers have now confirmed that Master Chief will be getting a face reveal in the series.
Halo The Series will be the first to reveal Master Chief's face in the history of the franchise. This has been confirmed by Kiki Wolfkill, Studio Head of Transmedia at 343 Industries. The decision has been taken as apparently revealing the Chief's face is important for the story.
Speaking to IGN, Kiki said,
I think we set out to tell a character story and a personal story. And once we really got into what that story was, it became clear that you really needed to see the person in the armor and under the helmet.”
However, the makers note that revealing the Chief's face can elicit mixed reactions from fans — some have been waiting for this for 20 years while others may find it hard to imagine.
We absolutely respect both sides of that fence, those who really want to see Chief’s face and those who really don’t. But for the nature of this story, it felt really important to connect with the Master Chief in a different way, and that meant showing the face."
Halo The Series will premiere on March 24 on Paramount Plus in the US and is an adaptation of the first Halo game for the Xbox. The show stars Pablo Schreiber as the Master Chief, Natascha McElhone as Dr. Halsey, Jen Taylor as Cortana, Shabana Azmi as Admiral Margaret Parangosky among others.