The Halo series has taken a page out of the Star Trek movies and given its new timeline a catchy new name. Heading to Paramount+ next year, prepare to move into the Silver Timeline.
Coming from series executive producer Kiki Wolfkill, Halo on Paramount+ will take place in a different timeline from the games in an attempt to protect both the canon and the series as a whole.
“We’re referring to this as the Halo Silver Timeline as a way of differentiating it from core canon,” states Wolfkill. “In both protecting core canon and protecting the television story, and by that I mean being able to give ourselves the chance to evolve both and for both to be what they need to be for their mediums without colliding with each other.”
The decision to do this timeline switch should be met with a sigh of relief as fans can adjust any expectations that it will strictly follow the games, and it gives the storytellers more room to expand what we know of Master Chief and this universe.
Check out the clip of Wolfkill explaining this in a video from @Halopedia on Twitter:
The upcoming Halo TV show now has its own canon status! It falls under something called the "Halo Silver Timeline".
— Halopedia (@Halopedia) December 16, 2021
Featuring in the cast of Halo are Pablo Schreiber (American Gods) as Master Chief, Natascha McElhone (Designated Survivor) as Dr. Catherine Halsey, Jen Taylor (Halo) as Cortana, Bokeem Woodbine (Spider-Man: Homecoming) as Soren-066, Danny Sapani (Killing Eve) as Captain Jacob Keyes, Olive Gray (Save Me) as Dr. Miranda Keyes, Shabana Azmi (Neerja) as Admiral Margaret Parangosky, Bentley Kalu (Avengers: Age of Ultron) as Vannak-134, Natasha Culzac (The Witcher) as Riz-028 and Kate Kennedy (Catastrophe) as Kai-125.
Halo is slated to premiere on Paramount+ in 2022.