Get ready for more action-packed sci-fi adventure, because “Halo,” the live-action series based on the iconic Microsoft video game saga, is set to return for a second season on SkyShowtime. The first season caught the attention of many viewers with its audience numbers, though not all hardcore Master Chief fans were sold. Even as the anticipation for the new episodes builds, lead actor Pablo Schreiber has opened up about his hopes for the show’s next chapter—and doesn’t shy away from critiquing one particularly polarizing aspect of season one: his character’s surprise sex scene.
Schreiber reflects on the decision to turn the platonic relationship between characters Makee and John into a romantic one, calling it a “big mistake.” Despite pushing back against this storyline, Schreiber admits his input wasn’t taken on board. “I don’t write the scripts,” he explains, noting that his voice wasn’t heard. This plot twist struck a discordant note with many fans who saw it as a betrayal of what “Halo” stands for—a sentiment that did not escape Pablo’s notice as he channels the iconic Master Chief.
Turning the page, Pablo Schreiber expresses genuine excitement for the upcoming season, billing it as a significant improvement over the debut season, and stakes his reputation on it. The series has seen a creative boost with the addition of artistic director James Foster, who Schreiber compliments for crafting a more coherent and visually striking world. The cinematography is lauded as “beautiful” and “incredibly cinematic,” while the dialogue has also received an upgrade.
So, clear your calendars—February 8, 2024, is the day “Halo” fans can dive into the revamped adventures of Master Chief on SkyShowtime. With promises of an elevated experience, the second season aims to put the controversy behind and deliver a show that will have everyone talking for all the right reasons.