Halo TV show timeline will be in canon

The Halo TV show does not take place on the timeline of the video games but uses its own “Silver Timeline”. Despite that news, the show is still “grounded in canon” and features everything you could expect from Master Chief’s story and his battle against the Covenant. It just comes with a “different perspective”.

Halo Executive Producer and 343 Industries’ Studio Head of Transmedia, Kiki Wolfkill, said: “The Halo Silver Timeline allows the show and core canon to grow and evolve into what it should be. See the Halo Silver Timeline as grounded in canon, what happens to the characters you see is all canon of the show, but sometimes you see those events from a different perspective.”

“There are times where we had to bring the events closer together than in the original timeline, which is a great example of how the context can change, but it has to feel very much like Halo,” she explained. “Ultimately, Halo contains all those pillars of heroism and humanity just like the wonderful world of sci-fi and hope. All these things are at the heart of what we do. It’s a case where people see the series and sense that it’s Halo, and it steps away from that every now and then so that the narrative has a chance to evolve naturally without clashing with the core of the canon.”One of the things they do differently is we get to see the face of Master Chief. In the games, the SPARTAN never takes off his helmet in public. The Silver Timeline means that the Halo TV show is free to choose its own approach to some things, but there are many references to the game. “There are a lot of Easter eggs in the series, and it was a pleasure to put them in,” said director Otto Bathurst. “We have a great team, especially the production designers and the graphic designer. They really took it to the next level. So I challenge you to pause and zoom in on each frame.”

The Halo TV show will air on Paramount+ in the US on March 24, 2022.

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