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Halo TV Creators Say That Chevy Tahoe Is There For a Reason

The creators of the Halo TV series have assured fans that the Chevy Tahoe, spotted in the show’s first major trailer, is there for a reason.

In an interview with Polygon, Halo showrunner Steven Kane and others working on the show addressed the elephant in the room – in this case, the GMT800 Tahoe that featured in the Super Bowl spot for Paramount Plus’ upcoming TV adaptation – explaining that the vehicle’s inclusion is intentional despite it seemingly not fitting in with the show’s 26th-century setting.

Kane admitted that it was “both frightening and exhilarating to know people care that much” about the series to have examined the footage in such detail ahead of the Halo series Paramount+ premiere on March 24, though he was quick to dispel any concerns from fans as he confirmed that the Tahoe is included in the show for a reason.

“For people who haven’t spent time in the game industry, there’s no such thing as too fast a shot to notice something,” Kiki Wolfkill, a studio head at 343 and Halo’s executive producer, explained further. “We have to assume every single frame will be examined.”

Kane and the Halo team said they scrutinized every detail of the series, meaning everything that made it onto the set had a rationale behind it, including the specific Chevy Tahoe model, which Polygon says was produced between 2001 and 2006, more than 500 years before Master Chief was born, but the team reiterated that the series is not the game.

“What people see will be different from what they’ve expected,” executive producer and director Otto Bathurst warned. “And hopefully a strong percentage [of fans] will be pleased with it. But listen, I’m sure it’s going to ruffle some feathers.”

It was previously said that the Halo TV show would not be taking place in the timeline of the video games, and would instead make use of a newly formed “Silver Timeline.” The new timeline roots the series “in canon” and features everything you’d expect from the story of Master Chief’s fight against the Covenant, but it just comes from a “different perspective.”

Dramatizing an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, the Halo TV series weaves deeply-drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future. Paramount is clearly pleased with that vision, as the show has already been renewed for a second season.

Adele Ankers-Range is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow her on Twitter.

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