The live-action Halo TV series is finally coming to Paramount+ next month, and now we know that the show will reveal the face of its protagonist Master Chief for the first time in the history of the franchise.
Speaking to Ryan McCaffrey as part of IGN Fan Fest, 343 Industries’ Studio Head of Transmedia and Halo's executive producer, Kiki Wolfkill, explained why showing Master Chief's face was important for the story the series will tell.
“I think we set out to tell a character story and a personal story,” she said. “And once we really got into what that story was, it became clear that you really needed to see the person in the armour and under the helmet.”
“You will see his face,” she said. “For some people, it’s been a moment 20 years in the making, and for other people it is something that feels very 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.”
This means that we'll get to see Pablo Schreiber's face in the show. The actor, who's best known for his role in American Gods, wearing a game-accurate replica of his iconic SPARTAN MJOLNIR armour, complete with its yellow opaque visor.