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Anonymous writes...

It's great that you're working with the Muslim Public Affairs Council on Halo, but in the future would you consider hiring more writers of color when creating these types of characters? I think a lot of the issues with Halo could've been avoided if there was an Arab/Muslim woman in the room. Increasing diversity in entertainment needs to extend to all areas.

Greg responds...

The short answer is yes, but I do want to clarify a trio of points, just for the sake of accuracy.

1. We didn't create Halo.

2. We did consult with a Muslim woman when developing the character for our series. But she wasn't a writer on the series.

3. In season four, we did have a Muslim woman writer in the room. And more writers of color in general in both Seasons Three and Four.

Those efforts aren't enough, of course, but they're a start.

Response recorded on April 06, 2022