It is not.
I'm from the UK and I'm not exactly sure of Showtime's output but they have said it's the biggest and most expensive TV programme they have ever made. It can't look cheap, it just can't.....
It was planned for arround Halo 5 and it was abit different. This is abit more different now and they offcourse want it close to Halo Infinite.
So this show isn't canon then.Some more info on the new people on the cast and what roles. Murphy his role is intresting.
"Danny Sapani, Olive Gray, and Charlie Murphy have all joined the show, which is based on the video game franchise of the same name and is set to begin production this month in Budapest. They join previously announced series lead Pablo Schrieber, who will play the Master Chief, as well as Natascha McElhone, Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Bentley Kalu, Natasha Culzac, and Kate Kennedy. The series is currently scheduled to air in the first quarter of 2021.
Sapani will play Captain Jacob Keyes, described a dedicated military man, a war hero and a caring father. He finds that working alongside his daughter and his ex-wife is usually the cause of conflict rather than comfort. Sapani’s television credits include shows like “Harlots,” “The Crown,” “Doctor Who,” and “The Bastard Executioner.” His film credits include “Black Panther,” “Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi,” and “The Siege of Jadotville.”
Gray will play Dr. Miranda Keyes, a brilliant UNSC Commander who is dedicated to understanding the technology, language and culture of the Covenant, but she’ll have to learn to navigate the politics of the UNSC to get what she wants. In addition to the BBC’s “Half Moon Investigations,” Gray has appeared in “Sex Education,” “Fleabag,” “EastEnders,” “Dark Money,” “Pure,” and “The Story of Tracy Beaker.”
Murphy will play Makee, an orphaned human who was raised by the alien Covenant and shares their contempt for humanity. In addition to her role as Jessie Eden on “Peaky Blinders,” Murphy’s screen credits include “Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters,” “Happy Valley,” “The Last Kingdom,” “Misfits,” and “Ripper Street.”
I'm... mixed. On one hand it means I don't need to worry about them butchering the established canon. But on the other hand I was actually hoping to see stuff that could come back later in future games/books.