Pablo Schreiber discusses the parallels between Halo as well as the Mandalorian. He also addresses the differences between the two sci-fi programs’ masked characters.
Hero of Halo, Pablo, has highlighted the parallels and contrasts between the impending video game adaption and The Mandalorian.
Pablo Schreiber Explains How The Characters Are Different
In a conversation with The Hollywood Reporter, Schrieber explored the similarities between Halo and The Mandalorian. “I was thinking, ‘OK, terrific, there’s a precedent and people are yearning for this genre and this material — there’s clearly overlap [between Halo and The Mandalorian] — and their success bodes well for us,” Schrieber added. “The Mandalorian is always helmeted and needs to remain that way,” he said of how the programs differed. The Spartans in Halo remove their helmets frequently — it’s just Master Chief’s face that you haven’t seen before.”
Schrieber’s remarks are in response to the contentious choice in the Halo adaption to reveal his avatar, the Master Chief. Audiences have only ever seen the Master Chief’s gaze or the rear of his head up until now.
Pablo Schreiber – “One Of The Most Famous Figures Of All Time.”
Kiki Wolfkill, the Halo executive producer, defended the decision to reveal the Master Chief’s veiled face. “We want to take you on [Master Chief’s] trip with the television series and let you experience his tale and progress from an external, subjective viewpoint,” Wolfkill stated. “It was necessary to see [him] without his armor for that reason.” Schrieber was involved in the creative debates about whether Spartan should lose his headgear in the remake, according to Wolfkill, and finally agreed that it was the proper decision.
Although his readiness to deviate from Halo history when required, Schrieber expressed his love for the series and its protagonist. During Paramount+’s Television Critics Society Presentation in February 2022. The Canadian-American actor continued to explain why he wanted to play the Master Chief. He called himself “one of the most famous figures of all time.”
“The chance to get to explore those themes and concepts — the link between both the warrior and the hero, and what were the parallels and where did they split — is what interests me the most,” Schrieber said.
Schreiber was not the only fan of the live-action Halo franchise. Prior to the series’s Season 1 premiere, Paramount+ announced that Halo has been renewed for a second season. “This second-season renewal demonstrates our belief in the epic series’ ability to attract and engage viewers,” stated David Nevin. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Showtime Networks and Chief Content Officer of Paramount+ Scripted Originals. “With Amblin and 343 Industries, we’ve had a fantastic partnership on Halo, and we’re all thrilled for the opportunity to keep it.”
Halo is all set to launch on March 24 on Paramount+