Halo producer announces big changes to Cortana for Paramount+ series

the Halo TV shows is now streaming on Paramount+, bringing the epic video game series and its lore to live-action. Of course, with any adaptation of a popular property there will be changes to the base material. In Halo’s case, there are a lot of barrel tweaks already underway, and more significant ones on the way. When ComicBook.com recently spoke with Kiki Wolfkill, head of 343 Industries’ Halo Transmedia franchise, she teased that fans better brace themselves for a very different take on Cortana on the show!

The press was able to see the first two episodes of Halo tv series, and without any SPOILERS, sure two of them say that by the end of Episode 2, fans will have a much clearer direction on where Master Chief’s story is headed (Pablo Schreiber ) and how familiar elements from the games – SPARTANS, the Covenant, Halo and Cortana – will eventually become the icons we know so well.

As for the first hints and foreshadowings of a very different Cortana debuting in the Halo TV series, Wolfkill was only too happy to tease fans:

“Yeah. I mean, it’s interesting because unlike the dark underpinnings of Spartan origins, Cortana’s origin has dark underpinnings. You get a fair idea of ​​that in terms of the technological process of creation at the end of the episode 2. Yeah. I think in the show you can see Cortana and Chief meet, and you get a different perspective on what it means for Cortana to be created to help John and to help the Master Chief because that’s his role in the games, and that’s a bit of a different perspective on that.

And the hope is that seeing the motivations behind his creation, and seeing his relationship with Halsey, and seeing his relationship with the Master Chief, I think we’ll end up in a… well, I don’t want to spoil anything, but the relationship between the chef and Cortana is sacred. And there’s always been an interesting dynamic with Halsey and Cortana and Chief. And that’s something that we’ve really enjoyed exploring more on the show.”

SPOILERS FOR HALO EPISODE 1 FOLLOW!

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The first episode of Halo dropped a big foreshadowing in the form of revealing that Dr. Catherine Halsey (Natascha McElhone) keeps an artificial android body modeled after hers in her lab. Admiral Margaret Parangosky’s (Shabana Azmi) condemnation quickly establishes that the artificial being is a project Halsey is no longer supposed to pursue. This scene left many fans wondering and speculating:

Will the Halo TV series make Cortana a full physical character rather than just an AI interface?

To keep viewers attentive, having Master Chief interact with another person on screen probably works much better…

Halo is now streaming exclusively on Paramount+.

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