The end of 2021 has been an exciting time for Halo fans, as several important events have happened regarding the franchise. Recently, Halo Infinite launched, allowing gamers to play as the Master Chief in a new campaign for the first time since Halo 5 in 2015. However, the news about the series went beyond gaming as recently more info about the Halo TV show was unveiled.
Revealed back in 2013 by legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg, the Halo TV series has been in the works for a while. However, numerous difficulties led to the show being delayed multiple times. While at times it might have appeared that the series was never going to see the light of day, a recent trailer at The Game Awards seems to suggest that fans are finally going to be seeing the Master Chief in a live-action format in 2022. Following this first look at the story, players have now learned even more details about the upcoming series, including what sets it apart from the games.
In a recent video posted to Twitter by Halopedia, fans learned more about the upcoming Halo TV show. In the short clip, executive producer Kiki Wolfill discussed the canon for the soon-to-release series. Specifically, she revealed that the canon for the TV show would differ from that seen in the other mediums of the franchise, such as games and books. According to the executive producer, this decision was made to help both of the canons in the future. By separating the stories, she hoped this would give the writers on both sides the creative freedom needed to craft the best narratives possible.
Besides revealing that the TV series would have a different canon, she also unveiled the name of this separate timeline. According to Wolfkill, the new canon for the show was referred to as the Halo Silver Timeline. This new name was added to help differentiate it from the core canon found in the franchise. This meant that the events seen in Halo Infinite would not necessarily have to impact those found in the Halo TV series.
While this news of a new timeline might disappoint some fans, it seems to make some sense for the company to make a separate canon for the TV series. Following the release of Halo: Combat Evolved, the core canon of the franchise has been filled with numerous games, books, and audio series over the past 20 years. By introducing the Halo Silver Timeline for the TV show, the creators can tread their own narrative path.
It will be interesting to see what this new canon for the Halo TV series looks like when it finally comes out. Luckily for fans, the show is scheduled to release sometime during 2022 on Paramount Plus, meaning the long wait is almost over.
Halo will be streaming on Paramount Plus in 2022