Reflecting on one of the most out of place moments of the many featured in the first season of Paramount Plus’ live-action Halo adaptation, series executive producer and 343 Industries head of Halo transmedia Kiki Wolfkill claimed that the extensively filmed sex scene between Master Chief and Makee was an “important” part of the story.
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Wolfkill shared his thoughts on the controversial scene during an interview with Deadline given before and published immediately after the show’s Master Chief-killing first season finale aired.
Asked by the specialist newspaper’s television journalist, Alexandra Del Rosario, what she thought of the “very strong reaction” the scene generated “on the part of Halo fans”, the producer replied: “There had a lot of conversations before knowing whether to do this or not and it was difficult.
“I mean, I will say there are a lot of different opinions and voices,” she said. “I will say from my perspective, for the audience to understand what it means to them to have some sort of human connection with someone, with Makee, was important.”
“There are a lot of different opinions on how to do this, and eventually we ended up on this path and I think a lot of us feel conflicted about it and that’s not a bad thing,” she added.
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Wolfkill continued, “I think ultimately what we’ve been able to achieve with this season is a Master Chief who is fully the soldier, the hero, and the leader that he always was and we’re leaving the season as well. with a character of John who is truly a fully defined character.
“It’s super interesting to be able to see his journey, and you know, admittedly, there was controversy along the way to get there,” she told Del Rosario. “Hopefully we can all get past that and kind of see where we end up with Chief and with John going into season two.”
The 343 Industries rep finally wrapped up her thoughts on the scene with a bit of standard marketing copy, saying, “I really, really strongly believe that we have an amazing story to tell with him and we will continue to do so, and sometimes as we do. know with the Silver Timeline that it will be different from what we have seen before. But who he is as a character both as Master Chief and as John is very much the same.
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