The upcoming Halo TV series starts production later this year and while 343 Industries transmedia lead, Kiki Wolfkill, says it’s aiming to be like Game of Thrones, there won’t be any incest involved.
Speaking on the latest episode of The AIAS Game Maker’s Notebook podcast, Wolfkill says that “it’s hard to find an analog” when looking for comparisons to the upcoming series. “We talk about Game of Thrones a lot in terms of scope and scale and complexity of relationships,” she continued.
Primarily, Wolfkill says the similarities lie within their political drama, of which Game of Thrones has plenty. “A lot of the background of Halo is this sort of political drama,” she said, explaining that it’s only ever really present in the games in very small doses. “Some of that complexity is interesting.”
A Halo series with intricate political relationships would certainly make for an interesting story, providing they back it up with some decent action. But if you were hanging out for some Game of Thrones-esque incestual loving, you’ll have to look elsewhere, I’m afraid.
“No incest planned at all for this show, I’ll say that. If you’re looking for that, you won’t find it here,” Wolfkill said.
She also brought up the video game movie/TV curse, but from an interesting perspective. While most would agree that the majority of movies adapted from popular video games turn out to be not so great, Wolfkill hates the concept altogether, saying that good adaptations can absolutely happen.
“It’s not because you can’t, it’s because it’s a really hard challenge, and everyone is still trying to figure it out,” she said. “Literally day to day we are making decisions on what can change, what shouldn’t change, what we can we bend.”
The team also unveiled the casting for its main character, Master Chief, last month, who will be played by Orange is the New Black actor, Pablo Schreiber. Yep, Pornstache is gonna be Master Chief, which hopefully isn’t as jarring as it sounds.
Either way, it sounds like this is shaping up to be a decent series.Image: 343 Industries