Halo Star Has Message For The Show's Haters
The Halo TV series has been a pretty controversial one, but not for the reasons you might think.
Adapting a video game into live-action can be met by backlash as it is, what with the cultural resistance to video game movies - but the upcoming series adaptations of The Last of Us and God of War could yet change people's minds.
Yet, Halo is in trouble, especially with fans of the shooter, as some of the show's team have claimed that they didn't look to the games whatsoever for inspiration for the series, despite their massive, sprawling world ripe for adapting.
And now, the show's star has come forward to address the backlash.
Pablo Schrieber Responds To Halo Series Haters
Pablo Schreiber, the Halo series' very own Master Chief, has been watching the haters unravel online, and has something to say to those who had decided they didn't like the series before watching it.
In an Instagram post sharing a look at the Chief without his helmet (a deeply controversial move from the series anyway), Schreiber has spoken directly to fans of the games that have been disappointed by the information that has come to light during the production of the show.
"For all the 'fans' rooting against the home team," he began, "who hated the show before they saw it and disagree with what we are doing, I respect your opinion and I love you too. Because the truth is, we love the same thing. And I will keep working my ass off each and every day to make this show the best version of itself, to bring attention and respect to this Halo universe we love." Nawh.
He's also revealed some big news for the show.
Halo Is Second Only To CODA On Paramount+
According to Schreiber in his Instagram post, Halo is doing incredibly well overseas, coming second only to the most recent winner of the Best Picture award at the Oscars, CODA.
"Huge thanks to everyone who has supported our show!" he said. "We were the second most streamed piece of entertainment in the US last week behind Oscar's Best Picture winner @CODAmovie and the most streamed in Canada!"
It's a huge win for the series, and it's still incredibly sweet to see the Chief himself come forward with love for people who might be apprehensive of him. Looks like Master Chief is an all-new symbol of love.