Halo TV series actor Pablo Schreiber responds to fan complaints following the release of the Season 2 trailer which features the actor as Master Chief without the helmet.
In the popular video games, Master Chief is never shown without the helmet; however, in the pilot episode of Season 1, the helmet is removed showing Pablo Schreiber’s face. Likewise, the Season 2 trailer does the same.
“People who don’t feel the helmet was necessary to come off, they’re at such an early conception of what the show could be,” Schreiber told Game Radar‘s SFX magazine.
The actor says if fans don’t like it, they shouldn’t watch it.
“In order to examine the discrepancy between these two versions of the character [Chief and John-117], you can’t tell that story without taking the helmet off. If you don’t agree with the helmet coming off in the show, you don’t like our show. So, there’s no point discussing it,” he added.
As noted, Halo TV series showrunner Steven Kane also previously addressed the decision to go helmetless.
“We’re going to tell a story about the man inside the helmet,” he said when Season 1 was released. “If you read a book about the Master Chief, and there are many, they talk about him so you’re getting inside his head in a way that you wouldn’t get from playing the game. If you can give people that privileged point of view, why can’t you let them see his face?”
Watch the Season 2 trailer below.
What is Halo Season 2 about?
n season two, Master Chief John-117 (Pablo Schreiber) leads his team of elite Spartans against the alien threat known as the Covenant. In the wake of a shocking event on a desolate planet, John cannot shake the feeling that his war is about to change and risks everything to prove what no one else will believe – that the Covenant is preparing to attack humanity’s greatest stronghold. With the galaxy on the brink, John embarks on a journey to find the key to humankind’s salvation, or its extinction: the Halo.
Halo season 2 premieres on February 8 on the Paramount+ streaming service.