Pablo Schreiber, star of the Halo TV series, has warned that a "tragic event" is on its way in season 2.


The actor, who is reprising his role as Master Chief John-117 in the second instalment (which has so far received mixed reviews) teased what we've got to expect as the video game adaptation finally returns after that major cliffhanger at the end of season 1.

Asked what emotional journey fans will embark on throughout the season, Schreiber laughed, telling "I think they're gonna be feeling pretty low around the middle of the season."

He added: "There's a pretty massive event that happens in the middle of the season that is going to take a lot of wind out of the sails, it's a pretty tragic event, and it's gonna take a lot to recover from that.

"But as we know, humanity is resilient, heroes are heroes, and we will recover and we will rise up, so I think you'll end the season feeling quite good about humanity's chances and quite good about the hero that we all love."

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Pablo Schreiber as Master Chief in Halo
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Meanwhile, as a new showrunner takes the helm, it's been confirmed that the series will have a very different tone going forward.

Executive producer Kiki Wolfkill told us: "We learned so much in making season 1 and it was such a Herculean task and we're super conscious of 'How do we take those learnings forward?'

"I think you'll feel a real tonal shift with season 2, not just because of the stakes that David [Wiener, showrunner] is talking about, but also in the look and the feel.

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"One thing David brought was this push for a very grounded and very subjective perspective and I think what was really important was that rather than seeing all of these events unfolding, that we really feel them in a different way.

"And so regardless of how the story is progressing in season 2, I think also you'll just feel a really tangible difference in the tone, in the voice of the show, while still kind of keeping those those those Halo core pillars front and centre."

Halo season 2 will begin on Paramount Plus on Thursday 8th February. Check out more of our Sci-Fi coverage or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide to find out what's on.


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